FIFA Bans Samson Siasia For Life

World football governing body, FIFA has set a life ban on previous Super Eagles Coach, Samson Siasia.

The Nigerian international was banned for life for an offense bothering on bribery.

FIFA says on its site on Friday that “the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has discovered Mr Samson Siasia, a previous authority of the Nigeria Football federation, blameworthy of having acknowledged that he would receive bribes in relation to the manipulation of matches in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics.

“The formal ethics proceedings against Mr Siasia were initiated on 11 February 2019 and stem from an extensive investigation into matches that Mr Wilson Raj Perumal attempted to manipulate for betting purposes. This large-scale investigation was conducted by FIFA via its competent departments and in cooperation with the relevant stakeholders and authorities.

” In its decision, the adjudicatory chamber found that Mr Siasia had breached art. 11 (Bribery) of the 2009 edition of the FIFA Code of Ethics and banned him for life from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level. In addition, a fine in the amount of CHF 50,000 has been imposed on Mr Siasia.

“The decision was notified to Mr Siasia today, the date on which the ban comes into force.”