President, Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of ex-super eagles striker, Daniel Amokachi as his Special Adviser (SA) on sports.
In a press statement by the Media Office of the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, on Thursday.
The statement pointed out that Amokachi’s letter of appointment was granted on August 17, 2020, and endorsed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.
According to statement, the letter quoted;
“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.”
Furthermore, in his playing time, Amokachi started up his career in Kaduna with Ranchers Bees.
He eventually played in Europe for Club Brugge of Belgium, Besiktas of Turkey, Everton of England, and Colorado Rapids of United States before retirement.
Until his retirement, the football legend had 44 caps, scored 13 goals, featured in two world cups and won AFCON in 1994 for super eagles.
In addition, he was also part of Nigeria’s 1996 Olympic gold-winning team and the super eagles and was once an assistant to Amodu Shaibu as a super eagles manager.