Head of Communications Department, Nigeria Football Federation, Ademola Olajire, has clarified the NFF’s stand over the possible return of disgraced coach, Salisu Yusuf, who was banned for a year and fined US$5000 last September after he was caught on video collecting money from a journalist who disguised as a football agent.
Speaking to BBC, Olajire said Salisu had not been reinstated but insisted that the Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation will decide whether Salisu will return as assistant coach of Nigeria and manager of the country’s under-23 team after serving his one-year ban.
“Salisu Yusuf’s one-year ban ended on September 5, and he’s now free to return to management again,” Olajire said.
“I must reiterate that Mr Yusuf has not been reinstated as assistant to Gernot Rohr, nor has he taken charge as head coach of the Super Eagles B team or the under-23 side.
“A decision about his returns or not will be decided by the NFF executive committee.
“We understand the public interest in this, but a communication to that effect will be made available at the appropriate time.”
The NFF confirmed the end of his ban and its executive committee will now decide Salisu’s future.