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.
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.
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.