Banned Super Eagles coach Yusuf recalled

Banned Super Eagles coach Yusuf recalled

Banned Super Eagles coach Salisu Yusuf has been recalled after serving his tenure.

Yusuf served a one-year ban for receiving bribe, but is now back as one of the assistants to Gernot Rohr and the head coach of the U23 side, where Imama Amapakabo has since taken charge.

Salisu was in August 2018 caught on camera accepting cash from men who posed as football agents to select two players for his Morocco 2018 African Nations Championship squad.

He was ordered to pay a fine of $5,000 by the federation after the NFF Ethics and Fair Play Committee ruled that the coach received $1,000 from the men.

NFF in a press statement by its spokesperson, Ademola Olajire, announced Yusuf's return.

“The 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 U-23 National Team in the absence of the suspended Yusuf, and for eventually seeing to the team’s qualification for the U-23 AFCON.”

While Salisu was away, Imama led the U-23 Eagles to qualify for the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations after defeating Sudan 5-0 in Asaba on Tuesday.

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