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Siasia set to appeal FIFA life ban

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Former Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia has been banned for life from football activities, world governing soccer body, FIFA has announced.

A press statement from FIFA ethics committee today said Siasia was found guilty of unethical conduct by its independent Ethics Committee. His offence is “having accepted that he would receive bribes in relation to the manipulation of matches in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics.”

The statement reads:

“The former ethics proceedings against Mr Siasia were initiated on 11 February 2019 and stem from an extensive investigation into matches that Mr Wilson Raj Perumal attempted to manipulate for betting purposes. This large – scale investigation was conducted by FIFA via its competent departments and in cooperation with the relevant stakeholders and authorities.

“In its decision, the adjudicatory chamber found that Mr Siasia had breached art 11 (Bribery) of the 2009 edition of the FIFA Code of Ethics and banned him for life from all football – related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level. In addition, a fine in the amount of CHF 50,000 has been imposed on Mr Siasia.”

Siasia has expressed surprise on the FIFA verdict even as his associates have urged him to file an appeal.

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