Nigeria coach Salisu Yusuf is the latest high-profile African footballing figure to have been implicated in the ongoing bribery scandal affecting the sport on the continent, ESPN has reported.
The BBC recently published footage showing the home-based Super Eagles and Nigeria Olympic coach allegedly receiving a cash gift from investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
Yusuf also represented Nigeria at the World Cup in Russia, where he was assistant to Gernot Rohr.
In a video filmed in September 2017, the coach is shown meeting with Anas’s Tiger Eye agency and accepting cash – noted in the footage as being $1,000 – ostensibly to ensure that two players are selected for the African Nations Championship tournament.
The CHAN competition took place in Morocco in January and February, with Yusuf’s Eagles reaching the final where they were defeated 4-1 by the hosts.
56-year-old Yusuf is also offered 15% of future player sales should the figures in question secure transfers on the back of the tournament.
Anas’s exposes have already resulted in the disintegration of the Ghana Football Association after former president Kwesi Nyanyakyi was allegedly shown accepting a cash gift of $65,000 (£48,000).
Similarly, Kenyan referee Marwa Range had to resign his World Cup post and was subsequently banned by CAF for all football-related activities after being allegedly recorded taking bribes.
He was one of several officials who were handed a range of bans by African football’s governing body.
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