Buhari Appoints Amokachi As Nigeria’s Football Ambassador


Reports reaching 9jatoday at this time confirms that former Super Eagles player, Daniel Amokachi, has been named the new Nigeria’s Football Ambassador by President Buhari.

This was revealed in a statement made available by President Buhari’s media aide, Garba Shehu, noting that the retired Nigerian professional footballer, Daniel Amokachi, has been appointed as Nigeria’s Football Ambassador.

Garba stated that Amokachi will assist the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development to scout for talents, adding that the former eagle assistant coach will be part of processes to revive the country’s football development, as well as mentor young sports men and women.

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Meanwhile, 9jatoday had reported earlier that former Super Eagles Coach, Samson Siasia has cried out for help over ban placed on him by the FIFA.

9jatoday learnt that Samson Siasia made the cry in a short video clip which was seen online on Wednesday, requesting that all well-meaning Nigerians should help him with donations so that he can appeal the life ban imposed on him by the world football federal (FIFA).

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He revealed that so far he was only able to put together a sum of $275 (N100,000), whereas he needs at least N90 million (about $249,000) in legal costs to appeal for on lifting of the ban.

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Siasia said; “Good day Nigerians, my name is Samson Siasia. I am coming to you at a very difficult time in my life and career. I need to raise the sum of 250,000 euros. That’s a lot of money. So l am appealing to all well-meaning Nigerians, the sports-loving Nigerians to come to my aid for me to use these funds to defend myself against FIFA. We have this calculation, if 200,000 people can give 500 naira each, we could be able to reach our target. I wanna thank you as you do this. God bless you”.


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