Former Super Eagles striker, Daniel Amokachi has been appointed as the Special Assistant on Sports by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Amokachi’s appointment comes months after he was named the Ambassador of Football by the President.
Da Bull, as Amokachi was called in his heydays was announced as the SA in a statement by the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
The statement was titled ‘PMB appoints Amokachi Special Assistant, Sports’, and signed by John Akanji, Special Adviser on media to the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare.
“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,” the statement was quoted.
Amokachi featured for the Super Eagles in the USA 94 and France 98 World Cups. He was part of what’s known today as Nigeria’s golden generation, winning the nation’s second AFCON in Tunisia’ 94.
He was also a member of the victorious Atlanta’ 96 squad and has been assistant coach of the Super Eagles on many occasions. Amokachi has also coached the Nigerian U-23 in the past after a playing career that saw him feature for Ranchers Bees, Besiktas in Turkey, Everton, Club Brugge and Colorado Rapids.
His coaching career has also seen him manage in the Finnish second division.