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BY: OLATOYE OLAWALE 


Daniel Amokachi (right) receiving his letter of appointment as Special Assistant on Sports to the President from sports minister, Sunday Dare, in Abuja ...on Thursday, August 20, 2020. 
The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), 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, Boss Mustapha.

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.”

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Amokachi, popularly known as Da Bull, 
was earlier in the year named Nigeria’s Football Ambassador, he started his football 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 was voted the third-best player in Africa three times. He also 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 won Gold in the Football event of the Atlanta 1996 Olympics and had coached the U-23 National Team, served as Assistant Coach of the Super Eagles and coached Nasarrawa United.

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