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FIFA slams Samson Siasia with life ban.

FIFA bans Samson Siasia

FIFA bans Siasia for life over match-fixing

The former Flying Eagles and Dream iv coach has been handed a life ban from all football-related activities

Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) on Friday said it has banned former Nigerian coach Samson Siasia for life on “all football-related activities” over allegations of match-fixing.

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The statement read: “The adjudicatory chamber of FIFA’s independent ethics committee in a statement said the probe targeting Siasia stemmed from a broad investigation involving Wilson Raj Perumal, who has confessed to international match-fixing.

“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.

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.”

Siasia, a 51 capped Nigeria international had on two occasions handled the Nigeria U-20 team {2005 & 2009) and likewise the U-23 side (2008 & 2016).

The 51-year-old, whose last job was in 2016 when he led Nigeria to win a bronze medal at the Olympics, also had on two occasions be the caretaker manager of the Super Eagles.

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