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NFF Reinstates Salisu In Super Eagles Coaching Crew After One-Year Ban

NFF Reinstates Salisu In Super Eagles Coaching Crew After One-Year Ban

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Thursday confirmed the return of Salisu Yusuf as assistant Super Eagles coach to the team following a one-year suspension for his involvement in a bribery incident, reports Completesports.com

Salisu was slammed with the ban by the NFF Ethics Committee last year after he was found guilty of collecting a sum reported to be $1000. He was also fined $5000 for the offence.

Salisu was caught on camera receiving money to influence his team selection for the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco where Nigeria finished second.

The NFF, in a statement on Thursday, stated that Salisu has been reinstated after serving his punishment.

“The Nigeria Football Federation has noted that the Chief Coach of the Super Eagles, Salisu Yusuf has now fully served the one–year suspension clamped on him last year,” the statement read.

“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.”

The 57-year-old is now expected to be in charge of the home-based Super Eagles side that will feature at the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations in Senegal later this month.

The team will also face the Hawks of Togo in a 2020 CHAN qualifier next month.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Although no one is perfect i think they should give him a chance.

  • Mr Hush 1 year ago

    Surprise surprise…

    Not the appropriate channel;
    But my deepest condolences to the super Eagles coach,on the loss of his mum…

    • Mr Hush 1 year ago

      I commiserate with coach Gernot Rohr…
      May he find peace in this time of mourning…

  • Dr. Drey 1 year ago

    Salisu Yusuff has been reinstated……to U23s? After being caught on Camera collecting bribe to influence the team selection for 2018 CHAN.

    When Imama has just qualified for a competition and is gradually settling with his team…???

  • Ya-Ya 1 year ago

    Hahahaaaaaa!…. “Igbo man can not can” in my Andy (living in bondage voice)

    A man cuahgt red handed on camera collecting bribe?…. Exactly what message is this NFF trying to pass?…

    • Omo9ja 1 year ago

      This is the reason why Nigeria never going forward. This is why Nigeria government are corrupt. This is why, in security in the Country. Infrastructure and so on. It is well. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • Glory 1 year ago


  • Greenturf 1 year ago

    Imama should carry on with the team after that emphatic victory.
    I’m not against Yusuf but he should manage the Chan team in my opinion.

  • Pompei 1 year ago

    This suggests that Salisu does not CHOP ALONE. He has perhaps threatened to SNITCH on his ogas at the top, so they have taken this step to accomodate him. SMH.

  • Doesnt matter. Every crime have a punishment which he has been through finish. He is the best man for the job we should not push him into another heart attack like they did to late keshi. Wat salisu achieved rohr havnt. Always giving excuses. Salisu took our homeboys to morocco and won the silver medal so as wafu silver. He only lost to the host he is good enough for the supereagles if assisted by manu garba and amunike

    • Joel Chidi 1 year ago

      Your problem big pass Nigerian government own. Inside life

  • okponku 1 year ago

    Why not? After all; one dont need anymore a requirement to obtain any job in Naija. Once you could speak or even express yourself atleast in pidgin, the vacant is yours . If not
    , are there no more coaches in naija ? who did this to black race?

  • OYEDELE Josiah AYOTUNDE 1 year ago

    Are you all reading the same report I read above? Salisu is only being reinstalled as the super eagles A/Coach & head of home based eagles while Imama continues he’s great job with the U/23s…

    We are all sinners, and I believe Salisu has learnt his lessons…let’s move on guyz

  • THEOPHILUS 1 year ago

    What is he going 2 offer 2 super eagle.
    He can’t command respect infront of players.
    NFF pls stop this nonsense

  • I hope with Salisu back, we won’t start having questionable invitations to the SE and seeing names like Sadiq Umar or Okpotu (Imagine dropping Junior Lokosa for his CHAN team last year). Oga, welcome, but please don’t force players on Rohr. The German has enthroned merit over sentiments or other considerations in your absence. Please learn the new culture and contribute (technically) to make the team better.

  • mr Hush 1 year ago

    For one,
    I think Salisu had a great working relationship with Rohr in his first stint; he was a vocal part of team Rohr before the disgraceful incident that brought to his ban.
    Though,the Nff might have brought him back due to the past relationship; I highly think it is unadvisable to.
    Yes,Salisu has served his punishment and all his forgiving,but for the same reason an ‘ex con'(sorry if such qualification sounds harsh) can’t be put back to a position he was banned from at the first place,same should apply here.
    For the simple reason called ‘trust’.
    How can we trust Salisu not to carry out the same act like before?
    How can we trust the fact that the players would trust him enough to respect him again?
    Isn’t the Nff setting a bad precedent for later?

    Well,no matter how good Salisu is,this is a no no for me..

  • My friends to be honest every nigeria office holders takes bribes. Exept for the forein employee who have defferent opinion. All our coaches took bribes including late keshi and the others it will take the players honesty to inrase these mentality from nigeria not black people its nigeria to be precise.

  • KING 1 year ago

    Salisu Yusuf should be ban for life, if FIFA can ban Siasia for “intention to” what a man that was caught red handed, for me one year b ban is not enough. What kind precedence is NFF be laying? Are they encouraging other coaches to be corrupt and when caught, they will serve just one ban. this is not good for our football.

  • KING 1 year ago

    * what of a man

  • BigD 1 year ago

    Salisu Yusuf is too tainted to be allowed back in the dugout for any Nigerian national team.
    It’s a shame he got away lightly and protestations about a life ban are a year too late, they should have come when he was initially given a year, not after he had served his punishment.

    Best way forward is to give him a desk job until his contract runs out. If he had a modicum of decency he would resign and hand over all in his possession

    Yes he had a good working relationship with Rohr, but the super Eagles have moved on and gotten a lot better in the past year of his absence.

    Compare the Super Eagles of the world cup to that of AFCON and the last match and you’ll see how far we have come without him in the mix

  • Those of you who are using this medium to dismiss the shameful act of Salisu should realise that other people from different parts of the World come here to read all our comments. We should be careful not to create the impression that corruption is Okay in Nigeria. It is shocking to hear that a man caught taking bribe to invite players to one of the NATIONAL teams has called back. Salisu should not be allowed to come close to any of our National teams, corruption is one of the major reasons why Nigeria is the sleeping giant of Africa, this is what DESTROYED sports development in Nigeria, all we now do is to look for the smallest opportunity to host any competition which has turned out to be one of the conduits our officials use to siphon money.

  • Buhari once said that Abacha is not a thief but that GEJ looted the treasury dry.
    Ganduje was seen on video accepting dollar bribe, he is still governor and APC is fighting corruption!
    Buhari is not a thief but when the PTF was investigated he was canonised St. thief.
    Sam Alardice took bribe and was fired, Salisu took bribe and was only suspended.
    FGN; Fulani Government of Nigeria.