With Mike Adeyemi
Daniel Amokachi’s sons Nazim and Kalim are now on the verge of joining Nigeria Professional Football League side Kwara United where they are currently training on trial.
This comes after their contract at Turkish giants Besiktas expired in which they had to return to Nigeria. The twins landed in Ilorin, Kwara state capital recently before they were spotted training with Kwara United under Coach Abdullahi Biffo.
The duo said they came back to Nigeria to try a new challenge in the Nigeria Professional Football League.
”We actually started our football career in Finland in one of the teams our father was coaching then and we stayed there just training for couple of months before we got offer at Besiktas reserve team.
”Our performances then helped us to get a one year deal with them and after the deal, we had a decision to make on whether to stay in Turkey before we returned to Finland where we spent two more years.
”After our contract expired in Finland, we decided to come and taste the NPFL in which Kwara United was chosen by our dad as one of the best team in Nigeria.”
Nazim and Kalim will now have to convince Kwara United gaffer Abdullahi Biffo for the possibility of them signing for the Ilorin based team.
While being asked who he thinks is the best between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, Nazim Amokachi picked the Argentine as the best.
”It is obvious that Messi is the best because he is naturally gifted in football, but my preference is Cristiano Ronaldo,” Nazim Amokachi explained.
Nazim and Kalim also expressed happiness on their father’s recent appointment as an ambassador by President Buhari claiming that Daniel Amokachi has been working hard all these years.
”We are very happy to hear the latest about our father and we thank the President for the honor given to him,” they explained.
… tips Ndidi for Eagles captaincy, gets Buhari’s job
Ex-international Daniel Amokachi has said Leicesyter City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi should be the next Super Eagles captain.
The former Everton FC forward said Ndidi had demonstrated intense leadership qualities and he is the perfect man to lead out the new generation of Eagles.
“Ndidi is the guy with the most leadership attributes amongst the new generation Super Eagles,” Amokachi said.
“When you see the way he plays at Leicester, the way he points his fingers, the way he shouts at his teammates to act shows you he is a born leader, and this is my truth”, The former Everton man said.
“Omeruo, (Kenneth) is another guy in the squad with the Leadership qualities, he is a bit shy but when you hand him the responsibility, he stands up to it.”
Meanwhile, the former Super Eagles captain has been named a Football Ambassador by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The announced was made ina press statement released by the Senior Special Assistant to the president on Media, Shehu Garba on Tuesday.
The statement stated that 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.
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.