Ex-Nigerian footballer Daniel Amokachi has been appointed as the Special Assistant on Sports to President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to a statement from the ministry of youth and sports development, Amokachi’s new role will see him advise the president on sports-related matters.
“I am pleased to inform you that Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has approved your appointment as Special Assistant on Sports,” read the statement.
“The appointment takes effect from the 11th of August, 2020. As Special Assistant on Sports, Amokachi is expected to advise the President on all sports matters.
“The former Everton of England player was earlier in the year named Nigeria’s Football Ambassador. Although a ceremonial role, as Ambassador he is expected to mentor youngsters.”
This appointment comes on the backing of Minister of Youth and Sports Development Dare who allegedly tried to install the former Nigeria international as the Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in February.
The NFF were forced to come out to deny reports of that appointment after Amokachi himself took to his social media to announce himself as the Technical Director of the federation.