Coach of the senior national team of Nigeria Salisu Yusuf has been banned from any football related activity in Nigeria for one year after he was caught on tape accepting cash to pick players in his WAFU team squad by an undercover reporter, who was acting like an agent.
The video was recorded in Ghana during the WAFU Championship by Ghanaian reporter Anas Aremeyaw Anas in the tournament where Nigeria finished as runners up to eventual winners Ghana after losing 1-4 in the final.
Salisu Yusuf faced the Ethics Committee upon his return from London where he was undergoing surgery when the documentary was aired on the BBC network last month.
A decision has been reached and reports exclusively gathered by Owngoalnigeria.com has it that he has been banned for one year from all football related activity in Nigeria, which has now cast doubts on his role as coach of the Nigeria men Olympic Soccer team.
An official announcement is expected to be made public by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in the coming days and it is expected that his role with the U23s as head coach will also be defined by the statement when it is made available.