President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, 20 August 2020, announced in a press statement released by the Media Office of the Minister of Youth and Sports Development the appointment of former Super Eagles striker, Daniel Amokachi, as a Special Assistant on 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.
In the statement, the appointment letter read, “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 also noted that Amokachi’s letter of appointment was issued on August 17, 2020, and signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.
Amokachi popularly known as Da Bull was a former Everton of England player was earlier in the year named Nigeria’s Football Ambassador and has been voted the third-best player in Africa three times.
He began his career in Kaduna with Ranchers Bees Football club of Kaduna, played for Club Brugge of Belgium, Besiktas of Turkey, Everton of England and Colorado Rapids.
He played in three World Cup finals, won two nations cup as both player and Assistant Coach, to Stephen Keshi, Austin Eguavoen, Samson Siasia, and Lars Largerback.
He also coached the U-23 National Team, served as Assistant Coach of the Super Eagles and coached Nasarrawa United.