President Buhari has appointed retired Super Eagles player and Assistant Coach, Daniel Amokachi as Nigeria’s Football Ambassador.
This was disclosed in a press release issued by Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity and via the Presidency’s official Twitter handle. The Presidency further disclosed that Amokach will be partaking in the processes to revive the country’s football development, as well as mentor young sportsmen and women.
Daniel Amokachi was a member of the 1994 Super Eagles Team that won the African Nations Cup in Tunisia and had made football exploits in Europe, particularly in England where he won the FA Cup with Everton in 1995. Read also: Ogun State Governor’s Newly Appointed Special Adviser Admits Forging Certificate
He was also in the Nigerian Olympic Football Team to the 1996 Atlanta Olympics that won the Gold Medal and upon his retirement from active football career, Amokachi managed Nasarawa United and Enyimba Football Club of Aba.