Reports as at yesterday have revealed that the Nigeria Football Federation have confirmed the return of Salisu Yusuf as assistant Super Eagles coach to the team after he has served a one-year suspension for his involvement in a bribery incident in which he was caught on camera.
The 57-year old 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.
According to a statement supposedly released by the NFF yesterday, it stated thus;
“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 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.”
However, another report surfacing the web lately has it that Imama Amapakabo still remains in charge of the U23 Eagles despite the completion of Salisu’s ban.
Amapakabo on Tuesday led the Olympic Eagles to qualify for the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations after a 5-0 spanking of Sudan at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, winning it 5-1 on aggregate.
By Chineze Ogugua
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