President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, 4th February, appointed Daniel Amokachi, a retired Nigerian professional footballer, former Super Eagles player and Assistant Coach, as Nigeria’s Football Ambassador.
Daniel Amokachi was a member of the 1994 Super Eagles Team that won the African Nations Cup in Tunisia and also the Nigerian Olympic Football Team to the 1996 Atlanta Olympics that won the Gold Medal.
His football exploits took him through Europe, particularly in England where he won the FA Cup with Everton in 1995.
Amokachi after retirement has managed Nasarawa United and Enyimba Football Club of Aba.
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.
This was contained in a press release signed by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity.
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.