JUST IN – Suspended coach Salisu Yusuf back in Super Eagles job

JUST IN – Suspended coach Salisu Yusuf back in Super Eagles job

The Nigeria football federation has welcomed Susp ended Coach Salisu Yusuf back into his role with the National team after serving a one year ban.

Salisu was banned by the NFF board for one year from all football related issues after being caught in a video receiving bribe from undercover reporter who disguised to be a football agent.


Salisu who has been Gernot Rohr’s assistant since 2016, led the Super Eagles to a second place finish at the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations in Ghana and as well as at the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco in February.

He was also at the World Cup in Russia, where he was one of the assistants to Rohr.

In that video filmed in September 2017, the coach was shown meeting with Anas’s Tiger Eye agency and accepting the cash ostensibly to ensure that the two players are selected for the CHAN tournament which took place in Morocco in January and February.

However, the Nigeria Football Federation has welcomed Salisu Yusuf back into the National team set up having fully served the one –year suspension clamped on him last year.


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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