The Nigeria Football Coaches Association, NFCA, has pledged their support for Super Eagles assistant coach Salisu Yusuf who insists that he is innocent in bribery allegations after he was caught on camera taking cash from men posing as football agents.
The footage captured by controversial journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas in September 2017 showed the chief coach of the Super Eagles appeared to have received one thousand dollars to pick two players for the 2018 CHAN championship.
The NFCA, according to a communiqué signed by its chairman, Ladan Bosso, said they do not believe the coach should be held liable for any wrongdoing even though they respect the FIFA code of ethics. Bosso said it makes no sense that Yusuf would stoop so low for pittance of one thousand dollars, which does not compare to the salary which he earns.
The association also stated that Yusuf has debunked the allegation against him and that it therefore stands with him pending further investigations to ascertain if there are any breaches of ethics.