The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has appointed former Super Eagles striker, Daniel Amokachi, as a Special Assistant on Sports.
This was announced in a press statement by the Media Office of the
Minister of Youth and Sports Development on Thursday.
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.
The statement noted that Amokachi’s letter of appointment was issued on August 17,
2020, and signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation,
The statement quoted the appointment letter as reading:
“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.”
Daniel Amokachi is a Nigerian former professional footballer, and former
assistant manager of the Nigeria national football team.
He has been a technical director since 2006. With World Cup performances, he
was third in the African Footballer of the Year award three times.
During his playing time , Amokachi was known for his speed, technique and physical strength, which earnmed him the nicknames Black Bull and Black Train.