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Salisu Yusuf returns to Super Eagles coaching crew after one-year ban

Salisu Yusuf wants Eagles to top Group C

Salisu Yusuf has been reinstated to the coaching crew of the Super Eagles after completing the one-year ban placed on him in September last year.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in a statement made available to Ripples Nigeria confirmed his return to the team on Thursday.

Salisu, who serves as the assistant coach of the national football team, was slammed with the suspension on September 5, 2018 following his alleged involvement in a bribery incident.

The 57-year-old was caught on camera receiving money to influence his team selection for the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco, where Nigeria finished as runners-up.

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He was banned and fined $5000 by the NFF Ethics Committee after he was found guilty of collecting a sum reported to be $1000.

“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 statement read.

“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.”

Salisu is now expected to be in charge of the home-based Super Eagles side that will feature at the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations in Senegal later this month.

The team will also face the Hawks of Togo in a 2020 CHAN qualifier next month.

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