Samson Siasia will not be able to coach any team for the rest of his coaching career. 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 a 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’.
— Mimi Fawaz (@MimosaFawaz) August 16, 2019
The decision was notified to Mr Siasia today, the date on which the ban comes into force.
Reacting to the news, Nollywood actress, Uche Jombo Tweeted;
‘this Samson Siasia matter is bad for naija football…handed a life ban by FIFA and fined $50k for “accepting” to take bribes to manipulate games’.
This Samson Siasia matter is bad for naija football…handed a life ban by FIFA and fined $50k for "accepting" to take bribes to manipulate games.
— Uche Jombo Rodriguez (@uchejombo) August 16, 2019