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Salisu admits receiving $750 from agents but not as bribe as alleged

Super Eagles chief coach, Salisu Yusuf has debunked the bribery allegation report levelled against him in some section of the media.

27/07/2018

/ by Augustine Akhilomen
Super Eagles chief coach, Salisu Yusuf has debunked the bribery allegation report levelled against him in some section of the media.

Salisu, who guided the Home-based Super Eagles to the final of the 2017 CHAN tournament in Morocco and was assistant to Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, stated that the allegations are untrue.

Besides, he disclosed that the players were selected in merit and that the money he received from the 'fake' football agents were thought to be a kind gift.

“There is nothing in the allegation pointing to a demand for the money from the agents of the two principals. Rather, the agent only handed the money to me after expressing ‘hope’ that the principals would play in the Championship.

“Be that as it may, I did accept cash handed to me by one of the said football agents, which I later discovered, upon checking, to be $750 and not $1000. Nonetheless, my understanding of the FIFA and NFF Codes of Ethics, particularly Sections 20 of the said codes, is that, gifts of any kind could be accepted by persons bound by the codes which are: of symbolic or trivial value; exclude any influence for the execution or omission on an act that is related to one’s official activities or fall within one’s discretion; are not contrary to one’s duties; do not create any undue pecuniary or other advantage and do not create a conflict of interest,” the coach defended.

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