Nigeria's Salisu Yusuf caught accepting bribe from journalist in latest African football scandal
Posted: 25 July 2018 Time: 17:00
Nigeria coach Salisu Yusuf has responded to footage of him accepting a bribe from undercover journalists acting as football agents, who requested that two players be selected for the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN).
In an undercover investigative documentary, Anas Aremeyaw Anas's Tiger Eye agency recorded video footage of Yusuf, while undercover as a football agent, accepting a $1000 (R13,215) bribe in order to select two players for the 2018 CHAN.
The Super Eagles who went on to finish as runners-up of the tournament, losing 4-1 in the final to hosts Morocco has now been rocked as the 'chief coach' of the senior national team is considered one of the most respected members within the technical staff.
Yusuf who's poised to lead the U23 side to the 2020 Olympics, also accepted 15% of future player sales if the figures in question secure transfers after the tournament.
"I did accept $750 handed to me by one of the two agents to the two Nigerian players only as a gift of trivial and symbolic value and not as an inducement to play the two players represented by the two agents, as Anas Aremeyaw Anas and Tiger Eye would want you to believe," he said in response to the BBC reports.
The level of corruption in African Football is shameful and shocking. With this revelation by Ghanaian Reporter named Anas to BBC, heads must roll. FIFA and CAF must act NOW!!! pic.twitter.com/OgwgpXcEZJ— Bhadmus Hakeem (@Bhadoosky) June 7, 2018