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Salisu Yusuf Super Eagles boss Rohr says his assistant was an ‘honest victim’ in alleged bribery case

Yusuf was caught collecting money from investigative journalists posing as football agents.

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Gernot Rohr and Salisu Yusuf play Super Eagles boss Rohr says his assistant, Salisu Yusuf was an ‘honest victim’ in alleged bribery case (Catherine Ivill/Getty Image)

Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr has backed Salisu Yusuf, stating that his assistant was 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 insists 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.

Gernot Rohr and Salisu Yusuf play Gernot Rohr has backed his assistant in the alleged bribery case (PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

 

"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.

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