FIFA Bans Siasia For Alleged Match Fixing

* Samson Siasia * Source : Flying Eze


…To Also Pay A Fine Of $50,000 Euros 46,000



The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) today said it has banned former Nigerian Coach Samson Siasia for life on “all football-related activities” for alleged match fixing.

The probe that indicted Siasia began in February

This is just as the football governing body FIFA also fined CHF 50,000 about ($51,051.66).

FIFA in a statement stated that adjudicatory chamber of its independent Ethics Committee found that Siasia was “guilty of having accepted that he would receive bribes in relation to the manipulation of matches in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics.”

With this development, Siasia becomes the third African to be banned by the international football body for his links to Perumal after former Sierra Leone FA official Abu Bakarr Kabba and former Botswana FA official Mooketsi Kgotlele were suspended in July for five years and for life respectively.

Siasia 51also played 51 times as a striker for the country’s national; Super Eagles where he scored16 goals and later coached various national youth sides before he was appointed as the senior coach in 2016.

He was one of the players that won 1994 Africa Cup of Nations for Nigeria.


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