Daniel Amokachi and Mercy Akide, both former Nigerian football stars, have been named to the IFAB’s football advisory panel.
Amokachi and Akide are part of the seven people who have been added to the panel, which also includes former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.
In addition to his role as FIFA’s head of global football development, Wenger has been appointed to this position.
The International Football Association Board (IFAB), which is responsible for the game’s laws, announced its new members on Twitter, saying they will be introduced officially in the coming days.
According to a statement on the organization’s official Twitter page: Mercy Akide, Daniel Amokachi, Kay Cossington, Jillian Ellis, Maxwell Scherrer, Arsène Wenger, and Lydia Williams have been appointed to The IFAB’s Football Advisory Panel.
Amokachi is a former Nigerian international with 44 caps and two World Cup appearances. He was a member of Nigeria’s golden generation, who won the Africa Cup of Nations in 1994 and the men’s football gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
The former Everton midfielder scored in the 3-2 triumph over Argentina, and he also has the distinction of being the first player to score in the UEFA Champions League.
Mercy Akide, on the other hand, is a former member of the Super Falcons, Nigeria’s women’s national team. She is the first African woman to win the African Footballer of the Year award.
Akide has won three Africa Women’s Cup of Nations titles and has represented Nigeria at three World Cups.