Why NFF Dropped Salisu Yusuf as Super Eagles Chief Coach

June 16 11:42 2020

More feelers have continued to emerge on why NFF took the decision of dropping Salisu Yusuf as Super Eagles chief coach.
Salisu Yusuf has been the Super Eagles chief coach since the appointment of Gernot Rohr as technical adviser of Super Eagles, was caught on camera taking cash from men posing as football agents.

The footage was said to be captured by controversial BBC journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, in September 2017, but was broadcasted by BBC Africa Eye.

Yusuf, who is the head coach of the Home-based Super Eagles, was due to lead the national team to Tokyo 2020 Olympics. He assisted coach Gernot Rohr at Russia 2018 World Cup.

The former Kano Pillars chief coach, was receiving treatment in a London hospital, when the accusation came out of collecting $1000 from an unknown agent to field Kano Pillars Rabiu Ali and Osas Okoro of Rangers international during the CHAN Tournament in Morocco.

The 56-year-old Super Eagles coach was later sanctioned by the country’s football governing body after he was found guilty of receiving a bribe

The Nigeria Football Federation handed Salisu Yusuf a year ban from all football activities and fined him $5000 over his involvement in a bribery incident.
After serving his punishment, NFF President Amaju Pinnick has insisted that the punishment was meant to be corrective
However,the countenance of the sports ministry has shown that the country’s sport body is not disposed to the return of Salisu Yusuf as Super eagles chief coach owing to the bad image it will create for the country’s football body.
The source also says that the Sports minister is working assiduously to see how the image of Nigeria football federation can be seen in good light by the international body and bringing Salisu Yusuf back after being found guilty of bribery will send wrong signals to the private sector.

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