Salisu Yusuf may possibly face the wrath of FIFA, CAF and the NFF if found guilty following a video leakage showing him taking cash from men posing as football agents.
The video clip was captured by controversial journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas in September 2017 has been broadcast for the first time by BBC Africa Eye.
In the footage, Salisu appeared to have received $1000, (N360,000) to pick two players for the 2018 CHAN championship.
He was further promised fifteen per cent by the men posing as football agents of the players the moment they are able to seal a deal abroad.
In the video clip posted online by the BBC, the Super Eagles assistant coach was handed the cash with the agent saying,“ So if anything goes through and these players are able to get their contracts, you will get 15% of that contract,” one of the reporters disguising as an agent told Yusuf to which he responded; “they will be in CHAN. You know in football it is supposed to be consistency and form.”
Salisu has also denied any unlawful activity, insisting that he did not promise or committed to selecting any player.
He also maintains that he never asked the reporters for money and that it was just offered to him. The 56-year-old coach also clarified that he received $750 not the $1000 claimed in the report.
He also insisted that he viewed the money as a trivial and symbolic value which falls within the gifts FIFA code allows for and that his influence over the players’ selection was never affected saying he was never in breach of FIFA or NFF ethics code.
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