President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, announced the appointment of retired Nigerian professional footballer, former Super Eagles player and Assistant Coach, Daniel Amokachi, as Nigeria’s Football Ambassador.
Amokachi was a member of the 1994 Super Eagles Team that won the African Nations Cup in Tunisia and 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, proceeded to manage top teams like Nasarawa United and Enyimba Football Club of Aba.
In a statement, the President’s Spokesman, Garba Shehu, said “ as Nigeria’s Football Ambassador, Amokachi will be playing largely ceremonial roles, will assist the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development to scout for talents.
The new football Ambassador is also expected to “ be part of processes to revive the country’s football development, as well as mentor young sports men and women.”