BRIBERY SCANDAL: Salisu Yusuf An ‘honest victim’ – Gernot Rohr
Following the controversy surrounding the future of Super Eagles Assistant Coach, Salisu Yusuf over his alleged bribery, the Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has backed his embattled assistant , stating that he is an ‘honest victim’ after he was caught on camera receiving money from fake football agents.
Yusuf was caught collecting money from investigative journalists » posing as football agents who wanted their players picked for the 2018 African Nations Championships (CHAN).
Rohr insisted that his assistant Salisu is an honest man who was a victim in the case.
“I saw the video, and I saw what happened ,” Rohr told KweséESPN.
“From my experience, Salisu is an honest man.”Those people just want to make trouble, this is people just trying to catch some people. Salisu does not need that money, he is a victim of this situation .”
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) are currently investigating the case and
Yusuf will appear before the body’s Ethics Committee when he returns from a trip to the United Kingdom.
In an investigation led by Ghanaian journalist Anas Aremeyaw , reporters posing as football agents for some players approached Yusuf in September 2017 for a conversation about players’ selection.
During the conversation, they handed the Nigerian coach N360, 000 ($1000) and alluded to more cash incentives if he selects their players for CHAN 2018 which held in Morocco.
The clip was published by BBC African Eye.
The meeting happened in Ghana during the 2017 WAFU Cup where Nigeria finished second after losing the final 4-1 to host Ghana.