Razak earned the appointment due to his immense contribution to Black Stars team and his influential role during the 1978 Nations Cup competition which Ghana won.
“I am very happy for such an opportunity, I am glad CAF has recognized me and has appointed me to be an ambassador for the Cup of Nations,” he told Kumasi-based radio station, Ash FM.
“It is a big privilege for me and I will also do my best and everything I can to create awareness on the tournament in Gabon.
The ex-Ghanaian international who scored the Golden Goal in 1978 to ean the Golden Boy tag is one of the few Ghanaian footballers who have been able to win the Africa footballer of the year award.
He has coached Asante Kotoko, AS Dragons FC de l'Ouémé and Stade Malien.
He also played for the likes of Cornerstone, Kotoko, Al Ain, Africa Sports, Arab Contractors and Cosmos.