Super Eagles coach Salisu Yusuf has been caught on camera taking cash from men disguising as football agents.
The 56-year-old reportedly received the sum of $1,000 to facilitate the selection of two players into the Super Eagles team B squad ahead of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco
The two players had previously played for the national team and their potential selection is to aid big football contracts for them.
Former Enyimba and Kano Pillars coach Salish Yusuf was also promised 15% of the proceeds from the players’ contracts.
The two players were part of Nigeria’s team to the 2018 CHAN tournament in Morocco but Yusuf was adamant that the money he received was only a gift and it didn’t influence his squad selection.
He led Nigeria to their best ever finish of second place at the tournament won by hosts Morocco.
The footage was captured by controversial Ghanaian journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas in September and released to BBC Africa Eye.
Salisu Yusuf was part of the Super Eagles’ coaching crew to the just concluded FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.
He is an assistant coach in the Super Eagles coaching crew setup led by head coach Gernot Rohr.
Yusuf is expected to lead Nigeria’s team to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.