Super Eagles Chief Coach, Salisu Yusuf, has finally been banned from all football related activities for one year by the NFF
The 56 year old national team coach is also being fined $5,000 (4,300 euros) for receiving cash from undercover journalists posing as agents.
The NFF ethics and fair play committee found Yusuf guilty of accepting $1,000. This was after he was caught on camera being asked to select two players for the 2018 African Nations Championship.
“He is hereby banned for the period of one year, from partaking or involvement or participation in any football-related activity, effective from the date of this decision
Salisu was caught red-handed in a documentary in which he was seen accepting 1,000 US dollars from an undercover reporter disguising as a player’s agent, has been handed a one-year ban from all football–related activities with immediate effect.
The committee’s decision was announced in a statement by Ademola Olajire, NFF’s Director of Communications, on Wednesday in Abuja.
Members of the committee were Malam Nuhu Ribadu (Chairman), Mainasara Illo, Rev. Justin Okoroji and Mr Joshua Onoja (Secretary).
According to Olajire, “this decision is sequel to a complaint forwarded by the NFF as well as the Coach’s defence against a documentary in which he was seen accepting 1,000 US dollars from an undercover reporter disguising as a player’s agent.”
The NFF’s spokesman quoted the committee as saying that it passed its verdict on the defendant based on Article 20, 21 (1) and 21 (3) of the NFF Code of Ethics.