Three years after bribery scandal, NFF reinstates Salisu Yusuf as Eagles assistant coach

Salisu Yusuf
Salisu Yusuf

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has reinstated Salisu Yusuf as the assistant coach of the Super Eagles.

NFF announced the development in a statement shared issued on Thursday.

According to the statement, Yusuf has also been reinstated as the head coach of the home-based Eagles team and will assume the role on November 1.

The statement said “The Executive Committee of Nigeria Football Federation has approved the reinstatement of Coach Salisu Yusuf to his position as Assistant Coach of the Super Eagles and Head Coach of the Super Eagles B team, with effect from 1st November 2021.’’

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“General Secretary of the NFF, Dr Mohammed Sanusi, disclosed on Thursday that the reinstatement of the former Kano Pillars, Enyimba FC and Rangers International FC gaffer by the NFF Board was on the recommendation of the NFF Technical Department.

Solacebase recalls that Yusuf had held the two positions until 2018, when he was caught on camera accepting a cash gift to field two players for the African of Nations Championship (CHAN).

In the video filmed for BBC African Eye by Anas Aremayaw, Ghanaian undercover reporter, the coach can be seen receiving dollars to include the players in his squad.

He was also promised 15 percent of the players’ contracts if signed by a foreign club.

Consequently, the coach was slammed with a one-year ban by NFF with a fine of $5,000.

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