Former Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia has been banned by the world football governing body, FIFA for accepting a bribe in order to manipulate a football game.
According to a press release issued on Friday by the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee, the former Atlanta Olympic coach, has been banned from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level.
Besides, he has been fined the sum of ₦ 18,558,701.75 and also notified of their action.
Siasia before now was currently battling with the release of his abducted mother.
Below is the media release
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.
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.
See the full statement