Erstwhile Super Eagles striker and coach, Daniel Amokachi has been appointed as the Special Assistant on Sports to President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to his letter of appointment dated August 17th 2020 and signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Mr. Boss Mustapha , stated ” I am pleased to inform you that Muhammadu Buhari , President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has approved your appointment as Special Assistant on Sports”.
Amokachi fondly called ‘Da Bull’ commenced his career in Kaduna with Ranchers Bees Football Club. He played for Club Brugge of Belgium, Besiktas of Turkey, Everton of England and Colorado Rapids in the MLS. He was thrice voted the third best player in Africa.
He played in three World Cup finals, won two AFCON titles as both player and assistant coach to Stephen Keshi, Austin Eguavoen, Samson Siasia and Lars Largerback.
He won Gold in the Football event of the Atlanta 1996 Olympics.
Since his career got truncated by injury, he has coached the U-23 National Team, served as Assistant Coach of the Super Eagles and coached Nasarrawa United.
In his capacity as a football ambassador for the country, he has been involved in a lot of mentoring for young footballers based at home and abroad.