By Damilola Faustino
These are not good times for the coach of the Nigerian national team, Salisu Yusuf as he has been allegedly caught on camera receiving bribe from undercover journalists who pretended to be football agents.
The bribe was offered and was collected after a discussion on player selection according to the BBC.
The footage, recorded by Anas Aremeyaw Anas for the BBC in September 2017, showed Yusuf collecting a wad of cash, reportedly, $1000 cash.
Nigeria’s top football coach, Salisu Yusuf, has been caught on camera taking cash. The footage, exposed here for the first time, was captured by controversial Ghanaian investigative journalist @anasglobal and recently handed to #BBCAfricaEye. pic.twitter.com/Yy5oiaJELx
— BBC News Africa (@BBCAfrica) July 23, 2018
Rumours of Nigerian coaches collecting bribes to influence players for the national teams have been rife for years. The BBC footage may prove the rumours are actually true.
The former Enyimba and Kano Pillars coach was appointed by the Nigeria Football Federation as head coach in 2016, shortly before Gernot Rohr was named as the technical adviser.
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