- Nwankwo Kanu, Amokachi get CAF appointment ahead of 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt
- Both former Super Eagles stars were part of the Nigerian team that lost the 2000 edition of the tourney to Cameroon on penalties
Confederation of African Football (CAF) have appointed former Nigeria internationals Kanu Nwankwo and Daniel Amokachi to play crucial roles in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
The former Arsenal and Inter Milan attacker has been named as one of the five ambassadors alongside Samuel Eto’Fils, Didier Drogba and Yaya Toure for the tourney.
While Amokachi, who played for Everton in the Premier League will serve as a member of the technical study group.
According to Sporting life, the duo are part of the 229 man team released by the continental football body.
Both Kanu and Amokachi were among the Nigeria U23 team that won Olympic gold medal in men's football category in 1996 at Atlanta.
They further featured for the Super Eagles at the 2000 Africa Cup of Nations jointly hosted by Nigeria and Ghana but failed to lift the trophy at the end of the day.
The three time African kings lost to Cameroon on penalties. Incidentally Kanu missed his penalty.
The 2019 African Cup of Nation scheduled to kickoff later this month is the first ever to be staged in the summer from June 21 to July 20 with 24 teams.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Kanu Nwankwo, Super Eagles legend, was at the Police headquarters earlier today, May 23, to meet with the inspector general of police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu.
The 42-year-old former Arsenal attacker was at the country's capital to promote his pet project ‘Education + Football’ - a tool expected to empower youths and combating crime.
This is not the first project the one time UEFA Champions League winner will be embarking on since he hanged his professional boots in 2012.
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