President Buhari Appoints Daniel Amokachi As Nigeria’s Football Ambassador

February 5, 2020
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President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed former Super Eagles player and Assistant Coach, Daniel Amokachi, as Nigeria’s Football Ambassador.

This was made known in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, on Tuesday, February 4, 2020.

The 47-year-old will assist the federal ministry of youth and sports development to scout and mentor players in her quest to revive the development of football in the country.

“As Nigeria’s Football Ambassador – a largely ceremonial role – Amokachi will assist the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development to scout for talents, be part of processes to revive the country’s football development, as well as mentor young sports men and women,” the statement partly reads.

Amokachi was a member of the 1994 Super Eagles Team that won the African Nations Cup in Tunisia.

He was also in the Nigerian Olympic Football Team to the 1996 Atlanta Olympics that won the Gold Medal.

The ex-player also made football exploits in Europe, particularly in England where he won the FA Cup with Everton in 1995.

Upon his retirement from active football career, Amokachi managed Nasarawa United and Enyimba Football Club of Aba.

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