Daniel Amokachi appointed Nigeria’s Football Ambassador

Timothy Choji, Abuja

Super Eagles Legend Daniel Amokachi

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed retired Super Eagles legend Daniel Amokachi as Nigeria’s Football Ambassador.

Amokachi, 47, a member of the 1994 Super Eagles Team that won the African Nations Cup in Tunisia, was also in the Nigerian Olympic Football Team at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics that won the Gold Medal.

Former Super Eagles Forward Daniel Amokachi

The forward featured for Belgian side Club Brugge and Premier League club Everton, where he won the FA Cup in 1995. He also played for Besiktas in Turkey and Colorado Rapids in the USA.

In addition to his football exploits in Europe, Amokachi managed Nigeria Premier Football League clubs Nasarawa United and Enyimba Football Club after retirement.

Amokachi also served as Nigeria’s assistant coach to Shuaibu Amodu and Stephen Keshi.

As Nigeria’s Football Ambassador – a largely ceremonial role – Amokachi will assist the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development to scout for talents, and be part of processes to revive the country’s football development, as well as mentor young sports men and women.


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