Super Eagles coach exposed! Caught on camera taking bribe
Super Eagles coach of Nigeria, Salisu Yusuf was caught on camera taking N360, 000 from fake football agents who wanted him to select two players for the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN).
The bribe was offered and was collected after a discussion on player selection, BBC reports.
Yusuf who is on charge of the Super Eagles home-based team and an assistant to Gernot Rohr was investigated by popular Ghanaian journalists,Anas Aremeyaw Anas in September 2017.
The footage showed Yusuf collecting a wad of money, reportedly N360,000 in cash.
Yusuf was approached by fake football agents to influence his selection of players for CHAN 2018 which held in Morocco.
“So if anything goes through and these players are able to get their contracts, you will get 15% of that contract,” one of the reporters posing as an agent told Yusuf to which he replied; “they will be in CHAN.”
The two players were eventually selected for CHAN 2018 although the investigation stated that there is no suggestion that the money given to Yusuf influenced the selection.
However, there are rumours of Nigerian coaches taking bribes to influence their choice of players with the BBC footage, this rumours might just be true.
The former Enyimba and Kano Pillars coach was in temporary charge of the Super Eagles for the friendly victories over Mali and Luxembourg in 2016 after Sunday Oliseh resigned.
He was appointed by the Nigeria Football Federation as head coach in 2016, shortly before Gernot Rohr was named as the technical adviser.