Salisu Yusuf banned for bribery takes charge at Rangers

Salisu Yusuf, who was found guilty and banned for collecting bribe to select players in 2018, has been appointed by the Nigeria Football Federation to coach Enugu Rangers.

Salisu was banned for one year from all football activities and fined $5000 after being caught on camera collecting bribe estimated to be worth $1000 from some undercover journalists posing as agents and in return promised two of their players a place in the CHAN Eagles.

NFF, which lifted Salisu’s ban after his completion of the sanction, seconded him to the Enugu-based club after Benedict Ugwu was sacked as their coach.

The PUNCH gathered that Yusuf would combine his new role with that of being an assistant coach for the Super Eagles.

The 57-year-old coach is expected to help Rangers emerge victorious as they prepare to play in the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup against Pyramids, Nouadhibou, and Al Masry.

Yusuf’s first game in charge of the club would be Sunday’s Confederation Cup Group A fixture against visiting Pyramids.

The coach, however, said he was determined to return Rangers to their top form.

He told reporters after his appointment, “I am here on technical assistance from the federation as Rangers are representing the country in continental club football.

“We hope to take the team to the next level, from where they are now, and it is not going to be easy.

“We need to change some things but is going to be a gradual process.”

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