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Salisu Yusuf Caught In Bribery Web

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Salisu Yusuf, head coach of the Super Eagles, Nigeria’s national team, has been indicted in a rave of bribery scandal which hit several top football officials in Africa.

Yusuf the Super Eagles Team B to a second-place finish in the last African Nations Championship, CHAN 2018.

He was recorded on video receiving ‘cash to influence player selection’ from undercover journalists who posed as football agents.

The undercover agents are members of undercover Ghanaian journalist, Anas Aremayaw, who is exposing the eaten-deep corruption in African football.

Anas’ footages have indicted top football officials in the continent; most notably is Kwesi Nyantakyi, former Ghana Football Association, GFA boss and CAF Executive Committee member who was forced to resign due to the revelation.

A Gambian referee, alongside a veteran Kenyan colleague were dropped from the list of officiators in the last World Cup following their indictment in the same Anas’ video.

In the September 2017 video, Yusuf, who is touted to be one of Nigeria’s top indigenous collected the sum of NGN360, 000 ($1000) from the ‘agents’ for the inclusion of some unnamed players in his CHAN squad.

The coach received the cash with promise of a further 15% share in the future contracts of the players with any club that came for them by virtue of their addition and subsequent performance in the tournament.

Yusuf gave assurance that the players would be part of his squad to the tournament.

The two players were eventually listed and taken to CHAN 2018

FIFA and NFF ethics forbid football officials from receiving cash under guise or suspicion of questionable motives.

The World football governing body frowns on situations where respectable officials get involved in cash/gift for favour offer of any sort.

Amos Adamu was indicted in a bribery scandal in 2010.

A former FIFA Executive Committee member, Amos Adamu, was sanctioned and banished from the body in 2010, after a video of him soliciting for NGN120M ($800, 000) ‘bribe for vote’ for the 2018 FIFA World Cup with undercover British journalists was released to the public; Adamu denied any wrongdoing.

In a response, Yusuf denied any wrongdoing whatsoever and insists that the money did not influence his selection of the two players.

He also denies collecting $1000, saying he only received $750.

He is believed to be paid around the sum of NGN3m a month as coach of the Nigerian team.

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Carlo Ancelotti left Everton to become head coach of Real Madrid for a second time

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The 61-year-old Italian, who oversaw Real Madrid for a very long time somewhere in the range of 2013 and 2015, has left Everton following year and a half in control at Goodison Park.

He succeeds Zinedine Zidane at Real and the move leaves Everton looking for a 6th perpetual supervisor in five years.

Ancelotti has marked a three-year bargain at Real and said the move addressed “an unforeseen chance”.

He added: “I have total regard for everybody related with Everton and expectation they can accomplish the energizing chances they have before them.

“While I have appreciated being at Everton I have been given a startling chance which I accept is the correct move for me and my family as of now.”

Genuine will introduce Ancelotti to the media on Wednesday, while Everton said they “will start the way toward selecting another supervisor right away”.

Everton will have been left paralyzed by the speed of advancements just now as proprietor Farhad Moshiri’s “Hollywood” chief leaves.

Ancelotti’s appearance was viewed as a genuine upset by Moshiri, convincing one of the game’s generally enriched and regarded figures to come to Merseyside to reestablish Everton to previous wonders.

The 61-year-old’s rule has been a mishmash with loathsome home structure offset by results like their first success over Liverpool at Anfield since 1999 – in any case a tenth spot finish in his first full season was a failure.

Ancelotti, in any case, was as yet held in immense respect by Everton allies, who have been left sharply disillusioned by his choice to withdraw.

The fierce truth is that for all Moshiri’s money and aspiration, Everton actually can’t view themselves as anyplace close to the first class, which consistently makes them helpless against clubs, for example, Real Madrid setting sights on their prize resources.

The typical suspects are being connected, for example, Eddie Howe after he turned down Celtic, previous Wolves supervisor Nuno Espirito Santo and ex-Everton manager David Moyes – albeit that is probably not going to occur after he verbally concurred a three-year bargain at West Ham in the wake of bringing them into Europe. Moshiri, however, is something of a special case and may have thoughts of his own.

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Ahmed Musa to play without monthly salary at Kano Pillars

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Ahmed Musa won’t be paid in his short stretch at Kano Pillars in the Nigeria Premier Football League.

Musa, 28, finished paperwork for the four-time Nigerian heroes under the Elite Players Program of the League Management Company, which urges top Nigerian internationals to play for neighborhood clubs.

As indicated by LMC manager Shehu Dikko, the program works twoly.

A club can distinguish and sign such players, or the LMC itself can sign the player and appoint them to a club of their decision.

It was the last for Musa.

“We addressed him about returning home to play, and as somebody who is consistently prepared to offer in return, he didn’t stop for a second,” Dikko told ESPN.

“When the arrangement was marked, the decision of which club to play for was up to him. Various clubs needed him. We put everything before him and he settled on the choice to go to Kano Pillars.”

Musa has been a free specialist since October 2020, when he left Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr, with whom he won the Saudi Pro League title and Super Cup in the wake of going along with them from Leicester City in 2018.

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Super Eagle Teslim Balogun Stadium Training Camp Adhere To COVID-19 Protocols Ahead Of Lesotho Clash

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The Super Eagles will hold their last exercise at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, Lagos on Monday evening, beginning from 1800 hours.

Their last instructional meeting which will be administered by director Gernot Rohr is available to the media for just the initial fifteen minutes, at that point everybody will be compelled to leave the arena.

No columnist will be permitted into the arena when the Lesotho public group have a vibe of the Teslim Balogun Stadium turf because of COVID-19 conventions set up.

Besides, there will be no authority pre-match public interview because of the Covid pandemic.

The Super Eagles players and authorities were up toward the end of last night since they had to go to an occasion out of appreciation for Nigerian Federation president Amaju Pinnick following his political decision into the esteemed FIFA board.

Nigeria are ensured to top Group L of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers paying little heed to the result of their last match against Lesotho as they are as of now on 11 focuses, four more than the Republic of Benin, who are second in the standings.

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