The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has finally reacted to the bribery scandal involving Super Eagles coach, Salisu Yusuf.
Yusuf, who is an assistant to head coach, Gernot Rohr, was caught on camera receiving a bribe from an undercover Ghanaian journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, who posed as a football agent.
The video was published by the BBC, as part of a documentary involving similar scandals in other African countries.
“For now, the NFF has commenced preliminary investigation into the matter to assist the Committee on Ethics and Fairplay,” a terse statement signed by NFF’s director of communications, Ademola Olajire, read.
Yusuf has maintained his innocence since the scandal broke out, insisting he never demanded for money or promise the agents he would pick the players because of the cash they gave him.
He instead claimed that players were picked on merit and their consistency.