Home-Based Super Eagles Coach, Salisu Yusuf, Banned From All Football Related Activities
The coach of the home-based Super Eagles Team, Coach Salisu Yusuf has been banned from all football related activities by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
Salisu Yusuf, has been banned from all football-related activities in Nigeria for one year, after he was caught on tape accepting cash to pick players in his WAFU team squad.
The video was recorded in Ghana during the WAFU Championship by Ghanaian reporter, Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
Nigeria finished as runners up to eventual winners Ghana, after losing 4-1 in the final.
Yusuf faced the Ethics Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) after he returned from London, where he was undergoing surgery when the documentary was aired on the BBC network last month.
OwnGoalNigeria reports that a decision has now been reached and the coach will not participate in anything related to football for another 12 months, casting doubts over his role with the Nigeria men’s Olympic team.
It is expected that his role with the U23s as head coach will also be affected.
Recall that Salisu Yusufs’ troubled started when he was caught on camera taking N360, 000 from fake football agents who wanted him to select two players for the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN).
As the chief coach of the Super Eagles, Yusuf is in charge of the Super Eagles home-based side and an assistant to Gernot Rohr for the Super Eagles.
During the conversation, they handed the Nigerian coach N360, 000 ($1000) and alluded to more cash incentives if he selects their players for CHAN 2018 which held in Morocco.
The clip was made public by BBC African Eye.