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President Buhari Appoints Ex-Super Eagles Star, Amokachi, As Special Assistant

President Buhari Appoints Ex-Super Eagles Star, Amokachi, As Special Assistant

Ex-Super Eagles striker Daniel Amokachi has bagged an appointment by the President of Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari as his special assistant on sports.

The ministry of youths and sports through the media office stated the letter of appointment was signed by the secretary dated August 17th, 2020.

“I am pleased to inform you that Mohammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, has approved your appointment as Special Assistant on Sports.

“The appointment takes effect from the 11th of August, 2020.”
Amokachi who is the Nigerian football ambassador is expected to advise the President on issues regarding sports in the country.

Although a ceremonial role, as Ambassador, he is expected to mentor youngsters.

Amokachi won a Gold medal in the football event of the Atlanta 1996 Olympics. Since his career was cut short by injury, he had coached the U-23 National Team, served as an assistant coach of the Super Eagles and coached Nasarrawa United.

He was thrice voted the third-best player in Africa.

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