The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF has re-appointed Coach Salifu Yusuf as Super Eagles assistant coach as well as head coach of home-based Eagles with effect from next month.
Disclosing the reinstatement of Yusuf, the federation said it was on the recommendation of the Executive Committee which approved his return.
The former Kano Pillars coach was banned after he received cash from undercover journalists posing as agents to feature some players in the final.
He has since served out his ban and has been coach of Enugu Rangers after his contract with the NFF ran out.
General Secretary of the NFF, Dr Mohammed Sanusi, disclosed on Thursday that the reinstatement of the former Kano Pillars, Enyimba FC and Rangers International FC gaffer by the NFF Board was on the recommendation of the NFF Technical Department.
Highly respected for his match-reading ability, calm demeanour and proficiency in talent discovery and development, Yusuf, in his playing days featured for Rancher Bees of Kaduna and El-Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri, among others.
Yusuf’s return to the three-time African champions coincides with the closing stages of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifying second round phase and the commencement of preparations for the 33rd Africa Cup of Nations finals taking place in Cameroon early next year.