President Muhammadu Buhari has named former Super Eagles forward Daniel Amokachi as his special adviser on sports, officials disclosed.
According to his letter of appointment dated August 17, 2020, and signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Boss Mustapha stated,
“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, Amokachi is expected to advise the President on all sports matters.
The Former Everton of England player was earlier in the year named Nigeria’s Football Ambassador. Although a ceremonial role, as Ambassador he is expected to mentor youngsters.
Amokachi a.k.a ‘Da Bull’ began his career in Kaduna with Ranchers Bees, played for Club Brugge of Belgium, Besiktas of Turkey, Everton of England and Colorado Rapids.
He played in three World Cup finals, won two Africa Cup of Nations as both player and Assistant Coach, to Stephen Keshi, Austin Eguavoen, Samson Siasia, and Lars Largerback.
Amokachi also won Gold in the football event of the Atlanta 1996 Olympics.
Since his career was truncated by injury, he has coached the U-23 National Team, served as Assistant Coach of the Super Eagles and coached Nasarawa United.