Posted on Fri 16 Aug 2019, 04:45 PM

FIFA have banned former Nigerian coach, Samson Siasia  for life and fined him $50,000 after he was found guilty of agreeing to 'the manipulation of matches.'

Siasia was coach of Nigeria between 2010-2011 and had a spell in 2016, he has also taken charge of the country's under 20 and under 23 team respectively but the  period when Fifa believes he committed his infractions is unclear.

In a statement, Siasia was found 'guilty of having accepted that he would receive bribes in relation to the manipulation of matches.'

The sanction stems from an ongoing 'large-scale investigation' Fifa is conducting into the behaviour of Wilson Raj Perumal, a convicted match-fixer from Singapore.

He is the third African to be banned by Fifa for his links to Perumal after former Sierra Leone FA official Abu Bakarr Kabba and former Botswana FA official Mooketsi Kgotlele were suspended in July for five years and for life respectively.

Siasia was part of the Nigerian team that  won the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations and have also represented his country for over 50 times scoring 16 goals.
    

 

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