The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has hinted that ex-Super Eagles assistant coach, Salisu Yusuf may be appointed to occupy his former positions in the national teams.
Salisu, before he was banned for one year for receiving a ‘gift’ from a player agent was the head coach of the Nigeria’s Homebased Super Eagles, the U23 Olympic team, and the assistant coach to Gernot Rohr.
NFF president, Amaju Pinnick on Monday 1st June said the Rangers International coach has served his one year discipline adding that the punishment is enough to reform and not to deform him.
“Coach Salisu Yusuf has finished serving his sanction and that was why we sent him on secondment to Rangers International FC to help the club in its CAF Confederation Cup campaign. Of course, it is not an individual decision as the Board has to still look at it, and we also need to cross-fertilize with the Ministry of Youth and Sports and do some other consultations.
“But the truth is, he has served his punishment and I always said from Day One that punishment is meant to reform and not to deform.”
Salisu Yusuf was caught on a footage where he received foreign currency from an agent in exchange for his players who were in camp of the Home-based Super Eagle to be selected among the 23-man list to the Championship of African Nations (CHAN) held in Morocco in January 2018.