Daniel Amokachi Appointed As Nigeria’s Football Ambassador

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed former Super Eagles player and present assistant coach of the Nigerian National Team, Daniel Amokachi as Nigeria’s Football Ambassador.

In a relased statement signed by the President’s spokesman, Shehu Garba, it was reported that Buhari remembered Amokachi to have been a member of the 1994 Nigerian team that lifted the African Cup of Nations in Tunisia. He also played a pivotal role in helping the Nigerian Olympic team pick up gold at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

It was also noted in the statement that asides helping Premier League side, Everton to an FA Cup win in 1995, he has also managed local sides like Nasarrawa 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.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed retired Nigerian professional footballer, former Super Eagles player and Assistant Coach, Daniel Amokachi, Nigeria’s Football Ambassador.

“Amokachi, a member of the 1994 Super Eagles Team that won the African Nations Cup in Tunisia, was also in the Nigerian Olympic Football Team to the 1996 Atlanta Olympics that won the Gold Medal.

“In addition to his football exploits in 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,” the statement read.

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