Samson Siasia, formal Nigeria coach and player has incurred lifetime ban from FIFA
for agreeing to receive bribes and for match fixing!
FIFA has banned former Nigeria coach Samson Siasia from all football activity for life
after being found guilty of accepting an offer to receive bribes in order to manipulate matches.
Siasia, who led Nigeria U20 and U23 teams to second-place finishes at the 2015 FIFA U20 World
Cup and the 2008 Beijing Olympics, was also fined CHF 50,000 ($51K).
The world football governing body confirmed it began an investigation into Siasia on February 11
of this year, which stemmed from an ongoing investigation into attempted match-fixing
committed by Wilson Raj Perumal.
FIFA determined the 52-year-old Siasia breached article 11 of the organisation’s Code of Ethics,
having 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.”