NFF Confirms Salisu Yusuf’s Return, To Continue As Super Eagles Coach

Salisu Yusuf Bribery Scandal

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have confirmed the return of Super Eagles coach Salisu Yusuf who was banned from football for a year for collecting bribe.

Yusuf was found guilty of collecting bribe after he was caught on camera collecting N357, 000 ($1,000) from journalists posing as football agents who wanted him to select two players for the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN).

The act was shown in a documentary that highlighted corruption in Ghanaian football by the BBC African Eye.

After the video was published, the 57-year-old was given a one-year ban from football by the NFF Ethics Committee.

After serving his ban, the NFF have announced the return of the former Enyimba and Kano Pillars coach.

According to a statement from the NFF, Yusuf will now continue in his position as coach of the Super Eagles home-based side, Nigeria’s U23 side and assistant to Gernot Rohr.

Coach Imama Amapakabo who had been acting in that capacity will now step aside.

“The Nigeria Football Federation has noted that the Chief Coach of the Super Eagles, Salisu Yusuf has now fully served the one–year suspension clamped on him last year,” NFF's statement reads.

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“The Federation thanked Coach Imama Amapakabo for his sterling efforts while in charge of the U23 National Team in the absence of the suspended Yusuf, and for eventually seeing to the team’s qualification for the U23 AFCON.”

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