President Buhari Makes Daniel Amokachi His SA On Sports

Former Super Eagles striker Daniel Amokachi has been appointed as the Special Assistant on Sports to President Mohammadu Buhari.

According to his letter of appointment dated  August  17th, 2020, and signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Mr Boss Mustapha,  it states: ”I am pleased to inform you that   Mohammadu Buhari, President of the  Federal Republic of Nigeria has approved your appointment as Special Assistant on Sports. The appointment  takes effect from the 11th of August, 2020.”

As Special  Assistant on Sports, the Former Everton of England player is expected to advise the President on all sports matters.

Buhari Makes Amokachi SA On Sports

Amokachi was earlier in the year named Nigeria’s  Football Ambassador.  Although a ceremonial role, as Ambassador he is expected to mentor youngsters.

‘Da Bull’ – as he's fondly called – began his career in  Kaduna with Ranchers Bees Football club of Kaduna,  played for Club Brugge of Belgium,  Besiktas of Turkey, Everton of England and  Colorado Rapids. He was thrice voted the third-best player in Africa.

He played in three World Cup finals, won two nations cup as both player and Assistant  Coach, to Stephen Keshi, Austin Eguavoen, Samson Siasia, and Lars Largerback. He won Gold in the Football event of the Atlanta 1996 Olympics.

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Since his career was truncated by injury, he had coached the U-23 National  Team, served as  Assistant  Coach of the Super Eagles, and coached Nasarrawa United.

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 years ago

Efe Bridget is a writer at GoalBall. She is a graduate of Mass Communication with 12 years of experience working with reputable publications.
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