Salisu Yusuf Returns as Super Eagles Assistant Coach
The Nigeria Football Federation( NFF ) has announced that Salisu Yusuf will return as the Assistant Coach of the Super Eagles.
Complete Sports confirmed the news on its website on Thursday, October 21st, 2021. According to the report, the NFF spokesman, Ademola Olajire said Yusuf will resume his position after serving his suspension on October 1st, 2021.
Yusuf was suspended from all football activities after he was found guilty of collecting a bribe of ($1,000) from an undercover journalist who posed as a football agent who wanted him to select two players for the 2018 African Nations Championship ( CHAN).
Yusuf is expected to resume his position with effect from 1st November 2021 on the recommendation of the NFF Technical Department. 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 African Cup of Nations finals taking place in Cameroon early next year.
Salisu's first job as part of the technical team will be the FIFA World Cup qualifier against Liberia during the next International break.