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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)  this Friday announced that it has noted some media reports arising from a BBC documentary involving the Chief Coach of the, Super Eagles, Salisu Yusuf who was caught on camera accepting money from undercover journalists in Ghana who posed as agents of players they wanted him to invite to the national team.

“For now, the NFF has commenced preliminary investigation into the matter to assist the Committee on Ethics and Fairplay,” NFF’s Director of Communications, Ademola Olajire, remarked in a media release.

In a footage released by BBC Africa Eye earlier this week of an incident which reportedly took place in September 2017 in Ghana, Salisu was filmed taking some cash from undercover investigators who claimed to be football agents to two Nigerian footballers that they wanted the coach to invite for the then upcoming Africa Nations Championships that took place last January on Morocco.

The agents were believed to have offered Salisu $1,000 even though the coach told BBC that it was $750 and defended it as being within the limit of gift FIFA ethics allowed.


Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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