The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has named ex-international, Daniel Amokachi, as the country’s football ambassador, a State House statement said on Tuesday.
Amokachi, popularly known as ‘the Bull”, is both a former Super Eagles player and an assistant coach of the team.
The statement signed by Buhari’s media aide, Mr Garba Shehu, said, “Amokachi, a member of the 1994 Super Eagles Team that won the African Nations Cup in Tunisia, was also in the Nigerian Olympic Football Team to the 1996 Atlanta Olympics that won the Gold Medal.
“In addition to his football exploits in Europe, particularly in England where he won the FA Cup with Everton in 1995, Amokachi after retirement managed Nasarawa United and Enyimba of Aba.
“As Nigeria’s Football Ambassador – a largely ceremonial role – Amokachi will assist the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development to scout for talents, be part of processes to revive the country’s football development, as well as mentor young sports men and women.”