FIFA’s independent Ethics committee, has banned former Super Eagles player & coach Samson Siasia, from all football related activities, after he was found guilty of taking bribes in connection with match fixing.
In a statement, the adjudicatory chamber of FIFA’s independent ethics committee said the probe the probe that began in February found 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 statement said.
In addition to being banned from all football related activity for life, Siasia was also handed a fine of 50,000 Swiss francs ($50,000, 46,000 euros).
According to top sports Journalist, Olawale Adigun, Samson Siasia has been speaking to a couple of colleagues insisting he didn’t commit the crime. However, he is said to tell his own side of the story tomorrow at a media briefing scheduled to hold at the National Stadium, Abuja tomorrow, Saturday, August 17, 2019.
Siasia was in charge of Nigeria from 2010-11 and in 2016, but also in charge of some of its youth teams too.