Nigeria chief coach Salisu Yusuf has not secured a contract with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) several weeks after Gernot Rohr se...
Nigeria chief coach Salisu Yusuf has not secured a contract with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) several weeks after Gernot Rohr sealed his own deal.
Before his appointment as the country’s chief coach, the 54-year-old Yusuf was assistant coach and then caretaker coach of the national team.
He was on a salary of two million Naira a month before his latest appointment.
An NFF official disclosed:
Salisu Yusuf was to have discussed and agreed on his own contract after he led the NPFL All-Stars on a playing tour of Spain recently, but all the top officials who would have attended to him were overseas on official assignments.
He does not know what is on the table for him as no one has discussed the contract with him. “It is now hoped he will seal his own contract at least before the AFCON qualifier against Tanzania in Uyo next month.He is expected to enjoy a pay rise as he will work with Rohr, who is on a monthly salary of $47,000 (over 18 million Naira),as well as head the home-based Super Eagles.
Like Rohr, he is expected to be handed a two-year contract.
The contracts of both coaches as well as some other national team coaches will be bankrolled by an oil company believed to be owned by Ifeanyi Ubah, proprietor of Nigeria premier league side FC IfeanyiUbah.