President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed ex-Super Eagles player, Daniel Amokachi, his special assistant on sports.

This new appointment is coming after Amokachi was named Nigeria’s Sports ambassador five months ago.

A statement released by their office of the minister of youths and sports Sunday Dare has confirmed the appointment has taken effect.

“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,” Secretary to the Government of the Federation Mr. Boss Mustapha was quoted as saying.

“Amokachi is expected to advise the President on all sports matters,” the statement said.

Amokachi started his career with Ranchers Bees Football Club of Kaduna, and played for Club Brugge of Belgium, Besiktas of Turkey, Everton of England and Colorado Rapids.

He was also part of the 1994 squad that won the Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia and also went on to the World Cup in the United States the same year.

In addition, Amokachi won the historic gold medal in Atlanta 1996 Olympics two years later.

Since he retired as player, Amokachi is still very active in football having channelled his energy into coaching.

He has coached the U-23 National Team, served as assistant coach of the Super Eagles and coached a few Nigerian and foreign clubs as well.