Former Nigerian Football legends, Daniel Amokachi and Mercy Akide have both been named in the International Football Association Board(IFAB) football advisory panel.
The two Nigerian stars are among the seven people that have been added to the panel, alongside former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. This is in addition to Wenger’s role as FIFA’s head of global football development.
Amokachi is the first player to score in the UEFA Champions League, and he has 44 caps and two World Cup appearances. He was also part of the Nigeria’s golden generation that won the Africa Cup of Nations in 1994 and the men’s football gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, scoring in the 3-2 win over Argentina.
On the other end, Mercy Akide is the first African woman to win the African Women Footballer of the year. She represented Nigeria at three World cups and was part of the Super Falcons team that won African Women Championship three times.
The seven people are Jillian Ellis, Maxwell Scherrer, Daniel Amokachi, Kay Cossington, Mercy Akide, Lydia Williams and Arsene Wenger according to the International Football Association Board(IFAB) statement on their official Twitter page.
The Board responsible for the game’s laws made the announcement of its new members on Twitter with official introduction in coming days.