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Ikpeba: Yusuf’s Bribery Allegation Saga Is Lesson To Nigerian Coaches

Ikpeba: Yusuf’s Bribery Allegation Saga Is Lesson To Nigerian Coaches

By Adeboye Amosu:

Former Super Eagles forward, Victor Ikpeba, has expressed shock over the bribery incident involving the team’s assistant coach Salisu Yusuf, Completesportsnigeria.com reports


Yusuf, who is in charge of Nigeria’s home-based Super Eagles was caught on camera taking cash from men posing as football agents.

The footage captured by controversial journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas in September 2017, few months to the African Nations Championship in Morocco where Nigeria came second behind the hosts.

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In the video, Yusuf appeared to have recieved $1000, (N360,000), a bait for him to pick two certain players for the 2018 CHAN championship.

He was further promised 15% by the men posing as football agents of the players once they are able to seal a deal abroad.

“I’m shocked at what happened to Salisu Yusuf. This should be a lesson to all our indigenous coaches” Ikpeba wrote on his Twitter handle.

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  • ako amadi 3 years ago

    Is Victor Ikpeba expressing “shock” because he does not know that coaches in all sports, in all corners of the world take bribes from agents to showcase players for the transfer market? Or is Victor Ikpeba shocked at how naïve Salisu Yussuf was to accept kola, not knowing that covert agents could be filming, after what happened to the Ghana FA boss? It’s a pity that this has been going on for long but everyone in football has kept silent. The name of the game, like drugs in sports had all along been, “don’t get caught!” Unfortunately poor Yussuf now has to be the sacrificial scapegoat. All in all, it is a timely lesson, but he is not the only one.

  • It’s a lesson that you can get away with any rubbish in Nigeria, even bribery caught on tape.

    It’s a lesson that mediocrity pays in Nigeria.

    It’s a lesson that actions don’t have consequences in Nigeria.

    Its a proof that Buhari’s anti corruption is a lip service and a witch hunt machinery against his perceived enemies.

    Its a lesson that there is no honour among thieves.

    Corruption is a custom in Nigeria, ShHAME.

    This explains why we fail i n major competitions.

    Remember;Michael Uchebo, Sola Ameobi, Gabriel Ruben going to Brazil 2014,
    Ahead of Brown Ideye, Ike Uche and Sunday Mbah ?
    Daniel Amokachi called it corruption, but so many Nigerians believe otherwise.
    Even in this forum, some believe, it’s disrespectful to insinuate that almighty Steven Keshi took bribe from these three players and maybe more.

    We celebrate 2nd round finish when maybe with Ideye, uche, and Mbah, we could have beaten France in that match, John st maybe.

    It a national new low and the shame if a nation..

    Pls. Pinnik let go of Yusuf, and bring in Siasia and Amuneke, for quality assistance and possible take over at some point from Rohr the journeyman..

    God help us.

  • Djeniko 3 years ago

    This is a case of accepting bribery. No more no less. For agreeing to the percentage that will come to him if his player gets employed at some point, it means you must feature your charming player to get the money. It means you were influenced by an external body. He should be  relieved of his position. I heard his salary is about N3000000 million (three millions naira) with add ons. He is going to miss this huge salary because of attitude- bribe taking.

    • Samuel 3 years ago

      Did you  people also heard him say players,selection is,based on performances?
      Explain the meaning here.

  • Chima E Samuels 3 years ago

    Anas should investigate coach Rohr and ighalo as well.

  • ako amadi 3 years ago

    I must say that “investigating” bribery by setting people up is perhaps not the correct way of going about things, as it has all the elements of seduction, temptation and “provocation” that anybody could fall for. I’d like to know what lawyers say about this method