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Sports News of Thursday, 14 April 2022


NFF appoints new coach to head national teams

Super Eagles of Nigeria Super Eagles of Nigeria

The Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation has approved the recommendation of its Technical and Development Sub-Committee for the appointment of SALISU YUSUF as the Head Coach of the Super Eagles B (otherwise known as the CHAN team) as well as the Under 23 Olympics team.

YUSUF was previously banned for collecting bribes as an Assistant Coach of the Super Eagles after he was caught on camera in August 2018 accepting cash from men who posed as football agents to select two players for his Morocco 2018 African Nations Championship squad.

He was subsequently banned for one year and ordered to pay a fine of 5,000 dollars by the federation following the NFF Ethics and Fair Play Committee ruling that the coach received 1,000 dollars from the men.

He was reinstated in 2019 after serving his punishment and later approved his return as Assistant Coach of the Super Eagles and Head Coach of the Super Eagles B-team, with effect from November 1, 2021.

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