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Salisu Yusuf Returns As Super Eagles Assistant Coach Three Years After Suspension




Coach Salisu Yusuf has been reinstated to his former position as Assistant Coach of the Super Eagles and Head Coach of the Super Eagles team B.

Naija News reports that his reinstatement by the Executive Committee of Nigeria Football Federation takes effect from 1st November 2021.

This was made known in a statement on Thursday by the spokesperson of the NFF, Ademola Olajire.

The statement quoted the General Secretary of the NFF, Dr Mohammed Sanusi, as stating that the re-instatement of the former Kano Pillars, Enyimba FC and Rangers International FC coach by the NFF Board was on the recommendation of the NFF Technical Department.


The statement added, “Highly respected for his match–reading ability, calm demeanour and proficiency in talent discovery and development, Yusuf, in his playing days featured for Rancher Bees of Kaduna and El-Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri, among others.

“Yusuf’s return to the three-time African champions coincides with the closing stages of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifying second round phase and the commencement of preparations for the 33rd Africa Cup of Nations finals taking place in Cameroon early next year.”

Recall that Salisu Yusuf was suspended after he was caught in August 2018 on camera accepting cash from men who posed as football agents to select two players for his Morocco 2018 African Nations Championship squad.


George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and Editor at Naija News.