President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed former Nigerian international, Daniel Amokachi, as the Special Assistant on Sports.
According to his letter of appointment dated August 17, 2020, and signed by Mr. Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, stated “I am pleased to inform you that Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has approved your appointment as Special Assistant on Sports.
“The appointment takes effect from August 11, 2020.”
Africa Today News, New York recalls that Buhari had in February appointed Amokachi as Nigeria’s Football Ambassador.
As Special Assistant on Sports, Amokachi is expected to advise the President on all sports matters.
Amokachi has played for Ranchers Bees Football Club of Kaduna, Club Brugge of Belgium, Besiktas of Turkey, Everton of England, and Colorado Rapids.
The 47-year-old played in three World Cup finals, won a Gold medal at Atlanta 1996 Olympics, won two African Cup of Nations cup as both player and Assistant Coach, to Stephen Keshi (late), Austin Eguavoen, Samson Siasia, and Lars Largerback.