- Coach Salisu Yusuf will return to the Super Eagles after his suspension
- This was disclosed by president of the Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick
- Yusuf is under one year suspension after being caught receiving bribe
The Nigeria Football Federation have made it clear that suspended assistant coach of the Super Eagles, Salisu Yusuf will return to the national team after his suspension.
Salisu Yusuf was banned by the NFF board for one year from all football related issues after being caught in a video receiving bribe from undercover reporter who disguised to be a football agent.
And while speaking with BBC Africa, Amaju Pinnick who is the president of the Nigeria Football Federation stated that the ex Kano Pillars' coach will return to the Super Eagles.
Amaju Pinnick stressed that Salisu Yusuf still has valid contract with Nigeria's football governing body.
When asked if Salisu would return, Pinnick replied :''Yes, definitely, Salisu has a contract with us for five years I think, I will check with my legal people.
“Punishment is not meant to chase you away, it is just to reprimand you and bring you back a better person,''.
Meanwhile, Nigeria will face Libya on Saturday without Salisu Yusuf and former Enugu Rangers coach Imama Amakapabo is expected to be beside head coach Gernot Rohr.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how coach Salisu Yusuf was caught on camera collecting money from undercover journalists posing as football agents to select two of their players for the 2018 African Nations Championship which was staged in Morocco earlier this year.
Nigeria got to the final of the championship for the first time at the 5th edition of the tournament but lost 4-1 to the host nation and settled down for bronze medal.
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