President Buhari Appoints Amokachi As Nigerian’s Football Ambassador

Pres. Buhari, Amokachi

Amokachi is expected to assist the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development to scout for talents as the nation’s Football Ambassador.

This was disclosed in a statement signed yesterday by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu.

Following his appointment, Amokachi is also expected to partake in the processes to revive the country’s football development, as well as mentor young sportsmen and women.

It would be recalled that Amokachi was a member of the 1994 Super Eagles Team that won the African Nations Cup in Tunisia.

He was also in the Nigerian Football Team to the 1996 Atlanta Olympics that won the Gold Medal.

The ex-player also made football exploits in Europe, particularly in England where he won the FA Cup with Everton in 1995.


Upon his retirement from active football career, Amokachi managed Nasarawa United and Enyimba Football Club of Aba.

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