Former Super Eagles forward, Daniel Amokachi, has been appointed as the Special Assistant on Sports to President Muhammadu Buhari.
The appointment was announced in a press statement by the Media Office of the Minister of Youth and Sport Development. In a tweet that was also posted by Bashir Ahamd, Personal Assistant on New Media to the President, also confirmed the appointment.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed former Super Eagles striker and Nigerian Football Ambassador, Daniel Amokachi as the Special Assistant on Sports.” Bashir Ahamd tweeted.
Daniel Amokachi was a former assistant manager of the Nigeria national football team to Shuaibu Amodu and Stephen Keshi. He has also been a technical director since 2006.
Since the appointment, Amokachi has gotten lots and loads of congratulation on his appointment, but sports journalist and administrator, Godwin Enakhena, has questioned the appointment.
“For me, it’s a waste of time. This is not what sports need right now. If he (Amokachi) is the right man for the job, let him be appointed as the sports minister instead. Don’t give an office where he doesn’t have power.” Enakhena said.
Amokachi ended his football career playing for Nigerian major league team, Nasarawa United, where he made 100 appearances and scored 100 goals. He also played for the likes of Ranchers Bees, Club Brugge, Everton, Besiktas, and Colorado Rapids.