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JUST IN: Ex-Super Eagles boss Siasia reacts to FIFA life ban

Nigerian Football News By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 17/08/2019

Former Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia, has reacted angrily to Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) life ban impose on him on Friday.

The 52-year-old Bayelsa-born who was in charge of Nigeria from 2010-11 and in 2016 was also in charge of the country’s U-20 and U-23 sides expressed shock and anger at his ban adding that he never received any letter from the football governing body. 

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Siasia stated via speaking with ex-Media Officer of the Eagles, Colin Udoh: "I don’t know anything about this.

"I did nothing wrong and I have not received any letter from FIFA.

"How can you ban someone who was never given a chance to defend himself. I will fight and clear name,”

However, FIFA’s Ethics Committee was yet to publicly state the games that Siasia is said to have fixed with the notorious Singaporean Wilson Raj Perumal, whose dirty involvement with African football is well-known – South Africa and Zimbabwe being notorious cases.

Siasia 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.

  
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