President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Melvin Amaju Pinnick has revealed that former home-based Eagles’ Coach Salisu Yusuf will be accepted back to the federation when his one year ban expires next year, AOIFootball.com reports.
Pinnick, who was a guest on a BBC programme, further revealed plans by the NFF to ensure football becomes an integral part of the country’s economy.
“He has a contract with us for 5 years. Punishment is not meant to chase you away it’s just to reprehend you” Pinnick said about Salisu.
“We are going to initiate a process where we will try and make football an integral part of the economy. First, we will look at the various clubs working with the league to make sure the clubs in the country, especially the NPFL clubs have a level of independence from the government,” Pinnick said on restructuring Nigeria’s football.
The Delta State-born football administrator is saddled with the responsibility of running Nigeria’s football for another four years after emerging as the winner in last month’s polls in Katsina.