Bribery scandal: We stand with Salisu Yusuf – Nigerian coaches

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Under-fire Super Eagles assistant coach, Salisu Yusuf has received huge support from the Nigeria Football Coaches Association in the wake of the bribery allegations after he was  caught on camera taking cash from men posing as football agents

The association according to a communique signed by its chairman, Ladan Bosso, Salisu Yusuf should not be held liable for any wrongdoing even though they respect the FIFA code of ethics.

Bosso who is also the head coach of the Nigeria Professional Football League club, FC Ifeanyiubah says that Salisu can’t stoop low for collect the pittance given to him.

“It is clear to the blind that the coach’s stand wasn’t distorted by the “trivality“ of the pecuniary gift made to him. The players in question prior to the issuance of the gift had already made the team and were in fact among the pillars of the team,” reads the statement.

“We do not think that the integrity and reputation of football has been affected by this though we shall investigate further as it dents the reputation of our association and members.

“Again, we think that the coach should be commended for stating clearly that players’ selection is based on performance. It makes no sense that our colleague who earns over 3 million Naira would stoop so low for pittance of  $750/1000, which does not compare to the salary he earns. The trivial nature of what he received is the issue.”

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