Super Eagles Coach Fingered In Bribery Scandal
Money for hand, back for ground is a common palace in Nigerian circles and that modus operandi appears to have put Super Coach Salisu Yusuf in hot soup.
Yusuf, who is the head coach of the Super Eagles B team and an assistant to Gernot Rohr, has been fingered in a bribery scandal.
In a sting operation carried out by controversial Ghanaian investigative’ journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas and aired on the BBC, Coach Yusuf was seen on camera taking cash from men posing as football agents.
They impostors wanted two Nigerian players to be picked in the (then) upcoming African Nations Championships.
After Yusuf had taken the money, they alluded to other incentives like the coach getting 15% of the players' contract after their selection.
The embattled Yusuf, who is one of the most respected people in Nigerian football, has defended himself that he did not ask for bribe but was willingly given the said sum by the fake agents.
The chief coach of the Super Eagles and first assistant during the World Cup is due to lead the national team to the Olympics in 2020.
It would also be recalled that a two-year undercover investigation into football in Africa also revealed footage of over 100 referees and officials taking cash before games.
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