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Nigerian Government Gives Ex-Super Eagles Star, Ighalo Appointment

Nigerian Government Gives Ex-Super Eagles Star, Ighalo Appointment (Updated: Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 05:23 PM)


The government of President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed former Super Eagles player, Odion Ighalo an ambassador.

Ighalo is now the Ambassador of the newly resuscitated National Principals Cup.

Sunday Dare, Minister of Youth and Sports Development, announced this on Tuesday when the former Manchester United star paid him a courtesy visit at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja.

Dare said at least 2, 700 secondary schools across Nigeria will take part in the next edition of the Cup, which use ld to be very popular but was later killed by poor funding and lack of proper administration. 

The minister said Ighalo’s role as the ambassador of the competition will involve watching live matches of the secondary school competition across the six zones of the country. 

Also, former Super Eagles star Mikel Obi was on Friday appointed as Youth Ambassador by the Nigerian government.

Dare said Obi's appointment will inspire young Nigerians towards excellence.

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