FIFA: Samson Siasia Ban For The Rest Of His Life. Samson Siasia will not be able to coach any team for the rest of his coaching career – The former Super Eagles midfielder has been slammed with life ban by FIFA – Siasia led the national U23 team to win bronze at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games
Former Nigerian national U23 coach Samson Siasia has been banned for life by the world football governing body for
taking bribe from players. The former Super Eagles midfielder led the Dream Team to win bronze medal at the 2016 Rio
Olympic Games in Brazil.
Siasia was said to have broken FIFA codes of ethics after accepting to receive gratification in ‘relation to the
manipulation of matches’. FIFA, in the statement released on Friday, August 16, 2019 revealed that the body started
investigations into the activities of the 51-year-old in February.
And he was said to have been found guilty by the adjudicatory chamber of their independent Ethics Committee. The
statement reveals Siasia has been found: “guilty of having accepted that he would receive bribes in relation to the
manipulation of matches in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics.”
He was part of the Super Eagles team that won AFCON title in Tunisia 15 years ago and also represented the country at the World Cup. After retiring from football, he went into coaching and led the U23 team to win Olympic silver medal in 2008, and then clinched bronze medal in 2016.
This is one of the results of FIFA investigations into the activities of Singaporean Wilson Raj Perumal, who FIFA has
called a “known match fixer” and he has also admitted it in several interviews.