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Samson Siasia: FIFA hands Nigerian coach life ban over bribe allegation

Odiase Osayande



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.

Fifa bans samson siasia for life

Fifa bans samson siasia for life

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.

Odiase Osayande is a senior sports reporter at Dockaysworld. He's turning football into words and telling the best stories about the beautiful game to fans stateside and worldwide.


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