President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed retired Nigerian professional footballer, former Super Eagles player and Assistant Coach, Daniel Amokachi, Nigeria’s Football Ambassador.
A statement today, February 4 by the senior special assistant to the President on media and publicity, Malam Garba Shehu said that Amokachi will, by his appointment, assist in scouting for young talented footballers for the national team.
The statement said that the Ambassadorial position is largely ceremonial, adding that Amokachi is expected to be assisting the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development.
The appointee will also help to mentor young Nigerian sportsmen and women.
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.