Print Edition - 2018-09-06  |  Sports Digest

Nigeria coach Yusuf banned, fined

ABUJA

Sep 6, 2018-

The Nigeria Football Federation on Wednesday said it had banned Super Eagles coach Salisu Yusuf for 12 months and fined him $5,000 for receiving cash from undercover journalists posing as agents. The NFF ethics and fair play committee found Yusuf guilty of accepting $1,000 after he was caught on camera being asked to select two players for the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN). Yusuf, who denied any wrongdoing, has the option to appeal. The BBC, which aired the footage, said the report was part of a wider investigation into corruption in African football by the Ghanaian journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas. His expose led to the resignation of the head of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi, after he was accused of soliciting bribes and

kickbacks. (AFP)

Published: 06-09-2018 08:11

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