Former Super Eagles player and assistant coach, Daniel Amokachi have been appointed as Nigeria’s Football Ambassador by President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a statement signed by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.“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 sportsmen and women,” Garba said.
“Amokachi, a member of the AFCON winning team in 1994 in Tunisia, was also in the Nigerian Olympic Football Team to the 1996 Atlanta Olympics that won the Gold Medal.
Amokachi is also famous for his heroics in Everton FA Cup-winning run in 1995. Amokachi made 44 appearances for Super Eagles and scored 13 goals and featured in two FIFA World Cup and one African Nations Cup before he retired.