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SCANDAL: Salisu Yusuf filmed taking ‘bribe’ ahead of CHAN 2018



Salisu Yusuf

Super Eagles head coach, Salisu Yusuf, was caught on camera allegedly taking bribe from men posing as football agents to influence his squad selection for the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN).

The footage was said to be captured in September 2017 by controversial journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, who was also the man behind the scandal that rocked the Ghanian Football Federation that led to the resignation of president Kwasi Nyantakyi.

Yusuf led the home-based Super Eagles to CHAN last February in Morocco, where they finished as runners-up to the hosts.

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The footage, which saw the coach pocketing $1000 (N360,000) to pick two players for the championship, was broadcasted by BBC Africa Eye on Tuesday.

In the video, one of the ‘agents’ told Yusuf,“ So if anything goes through and these players are able to get their contracts, you will get 15% of that contract,” to which the 56-year old replied; “they will be in CHAN.”

However, Yusuf has since denied the allegation, insisting that he did not promise or commit to selecting any player for the competition, also clarifying that he received $750 not the $1000 claimed in the report – an amount he says falls within the gifts FIFA code allows.

He could be facing the wrath of FIFA, CAF and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) if found guilty of the allegation.


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