Connect with us

News

Super Eagles legend named Nigeria football ambassador for president Buhari

Super Eagles legend named Nigeria football ambassador for president Buhari

Former Super Eagles player and coach Daniel Amokachi has been appointed Nigeria football ambassador by president Muhammadu Buhari.

The 47-year-old star was among the players who wrote the name of the country on the global map in the world of football.

They won the Africa Cup of Nations for the second time and ended up qualifying for their first-ever FIFA World Cup in the United States in 1994.

The national team also attained their highest position in the world ranking after climbing to fifth on the chart – the highest any African country has reached in history.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed retired Nigerian professional footballer, former Super Eagles player, and Assistant Coach, Daniel Amokachi, Nigeria’s Football Ambassador.

MORE:  President Buhari To Mark Eid Prayers With Family At Home

“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 has managed Nasarawa United and Enyimba Football Club 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 sportsmen and women.”

MORE:  #EndSARS: “Buhari’s speech contains avoidable gaps” – Femi Falana (SAN)

He also won gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games – another first from an African country on the world stage.

Amokachi scored twice at the maiden appearance of the Super Eagles in the United States but could not go past the second round stage.

After hanging his football boots, he took up a coaching job where he managed the national team and a few Nigeria Professional Football League clubs.

He rose to become the manager of Finland top club JS Hercules but only for one season.

Share This Post On WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Telegram
She Came all the Way from Abroad to See me": Man Shares Video of Pretty Oyinbo Lady
Entertainment2 days ago

She Came all the Way from Abroad to See me”: Man Shares Video of Pretty Oyinbo Lady

“It’s No Longer Your Song”: Fans to Banky W As Adesua Pays Tribute to Him With Remix of His 2009 Hit Song
Headlines2 days ago

“It’s No Longer Your Song”: Fans to Banky W As Adesua Pays Tribute to Him With Remix of His 2009 Hit Song

Entertainment2 days ago

I don’t want to look young’ — Actor Mr Ibu replies barber, reveals what his desire

Nigerian Lady Reveals How to Know if You Have Been Paid on TikTok, Video Goes Viral
Entertainment2 days ago

Nigerian Lady Reveals How to Know if You Have Been Paid on TikTok, Video Goes Viral

Entertainment2 days ago

“She is so beautiful” Reactions as Korra Obidi’s husband unveils the new lady in his life

Headlines3 days ago

Michael Knighton preparing bid to buy Man Utd from Glazer family

Entertainment3 days ago

2face is expecting baby number 8 – New reports allege following recent apology to wife

Entertainment2 days ago

My Butt has fans’ – Warri Pikin tells husband after he refused to notice, touch her stark naked body

BBNaija's Mercy Eke under heavy criticism over viral video with Actor Kanayo O. Kanayo
Entertainment2 days ago

BBNaija’s Mercy Eke under heavy criticism over viral video with Actor Kanayo O. Kanayo

Entertainment2 days ago

“I did not laugh at Tiwa Savage” Seyi Shay makes revelation over Tiwa Savage’s motherhood curse on her

Entertainment17 hours ago

“I don’t have your strength” BBNaija Emmanuel bows to pressure as he opens up on shading Liquorose

Entertainment2 days ago

“You nearly broke our hearts” Nigerians react as BBNaija Neo and Jemima Osunde spark dating rumours with loved-up photos

GOSSIP3 days ago

I was mocked when my son died – Pastor Adeboye

Entertainment2 days ago

Celebration as court grants actor Moses Armstrong bail over alleged rape case

Headlines3 days ago

Real Madrid vs Frankfurt: Team news, predicted lineup, TV, live stream and how to watch UEFA Super Cup in Nigeria

Trending