The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has found Samson Siasia 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 former official of the Nigeria Football Federation will not be able to coach any team for the rest of his coaching career.
The formal ethics proceedings against the Former Nigerian national U23 coach 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 the former Super Eagles midfielder 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 Siasia.
The decision was notified to the former Super Eagles midfielder today, the date on which the ban comes into force.
Siasia led the Dream Team to win the bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Brazil.
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