Super Eagles Head Coach Fingered In Bribery Scandal
Super Eagles team B coach, Salisu Yusuf, has been filmed taking bribe from undercover journalists spare headed by controversial Ghanaian investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, who pretended to be football agents.
In a video posted by BBC, Salisu, who has been Gernot Rohr’s assistant since 2016, received $1000 cash from the undercovers to influence his team selection.
The men posing to be football agents, further promised Salisu, 15% of sign on fee, once the players are able to seal a deal abroad.
“So if anything goes through and these players are able to get their contracts, you will get 15% of that contract,” one of the undercover reporters posing as an agent told Yusuf to which he replied; “they will be in CHAN.”
But the 56-year-old coach has denied any wrongdoing, insisting he never promised selecting any player.
Salisu also claimed that he never asked the reporters for money and that it was just offered to him. The coach also clarified that he received $750 not the $1000 claimed in the report.
Salisu led the Eagles team B to a second place finish at the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations in Ghana and at the African Nations Championship in Morocco in February.
Nigeria Football Federation NFF and Confederation of African Football are yet to make any statement concerning the development.