Nigeria Football Federation has ratified the reinstatement of Coach Salisu Yusuf to his position as Assistant Coach of the Super Eagles and Head Coach of the Super Eagles B team, with effect from 1st November 2021.
NFF disclosed this in a press statement by its spokesperson, Ademola Olajire, on Thursday.
The statement quoted the General Secretary of the NFF, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, as saying the reinstatement of the former Kano Pillars, Enyimba FC and Rangers International FC player by the NFF Board was on the recommendation of the NFF Technical Department.
The statement added, “Highly respected for his match–reading ability, calm demeanour and proficiency in talent discovery and development, Yusuf, in his playing days featured for Rancher Bees of Kaduna and El-Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri, among others.
“Yusuf’s return to the three-time African champions coincides with the closing stages of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifying second round phase and the commencement of preparations for the 33rd Africa Cup of Nations finals taking place in Cameroon early next year.”
Salisu was in August 2018 caught on camera receiving cash from men who posed as football agents to select two players for his Morocco 2018 African Nations Championship squad.
He was directed to pay a fine of $5,000 after the NFF Ethics and Fair Play Committee ruled that the coach received $1,000 as bribe.