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Coach Salisu Bribery allegation: NFF Sways in for Investigation

by Anjorin Dare
Coach Salisu Bribery allegation: NFF Sways in for Investigation

The Nigeria Football Federation has begun a preliminary investigation on the bribery allegation against Nigeria coach Salisu Yusuf where he was caught on a video footage receiving money from men posing as football agents.

Coach Salisu Bribery allegation: NFF Sways in for Investigation

Coach Salisu Bribery allegation: NFF Sways in for Investigation

Recall that the video was broadcasted by BBC Africa Eye on Monday night. In the video, Yusuf, received $1000, (N360,000) to pick two players for the 2018 CHAN championship. He was further promised 15% by the men posing as football agents of the players as soon as they are able to seal a deal abroad.

According to the Director of Communication, Ademola Olajire in a Media statement;

“For now, the NFF has commenced a preliminary investigation into the matter to assist the Committee on Ethics and Fair play,”

Meanwhile, the 56-year-old former Kano Pillars coach has since denied any wrongdoing, insisting that he did not promise or commit to selecting any player in exchange for the money.

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He claimed that he never asked the reporters for money and that it was just a gift offered to him.

Yusuf also clarified that he received $750 not the $1000 claimed in the report and further stated that he viewed the money as a trivial and symbolic value which falls within the gifts FIFA code allows for and that his influence over the players’ selection was never affected.

 

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