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Why Buhari appointed Amokachi as Special Assistant on sports

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed former Super Eagles forward, Daniel Amokachi as his Special Assistant on Sports, the sportsbay.com reports.

As Special Assistant on Sports, Amokachi is expected to advise the President on all sports matters.

Recall that The Bull, as Amokachi was known in his playing days, was earlier in the year appointed Nigeria’s Football Ambassador.

John Akanji, Special Adviser on Media to the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, disclosed the new appointment in a statement on Thursday.

He also shared the photo (above) of Amokachi receiving his letter of appointment from the minister.

According to the statement, the appointment letter was signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha and dated August 17, 2020.

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“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 quoted a line from the appointment letter.

Amokachi, 47, made his debut for Nigeria in 1990 after being discovered playing for Ranchers Bees by legendary Super Eagles coach, Clemens Westerhof.

He was a member of the USA ’94 team, considered the best in Nigerian football history, and was three times named the third-best player in Africa.

Since his career was truncated by injury, he had coached the U-23 National  Team, served as  Assistant  Coach of the Super Eagles and coached Nasarrawa United.


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