BREAKING: Ex-Super Eagles coach Siasia ban for life by FIFA
Nigerian Football News By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 16/08/2019
Former Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia has been banned for life Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) after he found guilty for bribery on Friday.The 52-year-old won the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations with Nigeria also represent his nations in World Cup in the USA for whom he played over 50 times while scoring 16 goals. In a statement released by the ethics panel on Friday, Samson Siasia has been guilty of bribery."The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has found Mr Samson Siasia, a former official of the Nigeria Football Federation, guilty of having accepted 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.