World football ruling body FIFA has banned
former
Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia for life after
the
ethics committee found him guilty of bribery
allegation.
A release Friday by FIFA confirmed that the
former
international has also been asked to pay a fine
of
CHF 50,000 ($51,000) about N18.5million.
The former U-23 coach is said to have
accepted
bribe in relation to the manipulation of matches
in
violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics.
The hammer is coming in the midst of
emotional
torture which the former Nantes striker is
undergoing following the kidnap of his mother
Madam Ogere Siasia.

Siasia’s 93 year old Father only recently raised
alarm to security authorities even as he made
passionate appeal to the kidnappers to release
his
wife who has been in their custody close to a
month now.

Samson Siasia heading for the bench after
dishing
out instructions
The latest development means that Siasia who
turned 52 on Wednesday will not only worry
about
the travails of his mother in the hands of
kidnapperexo about the way forward for his
football/
coaching career.

The FIFA release Friday read thus;
“The adjudicatory chamber of the independent
Ethics Committee has found Mr Samson Siasia,
a
former official of the Nigeria Football
Federation,
guilty of having accepted that he would receive
bribes in relation to the manipulation of
matches in
violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics.
The formal ethics proceedings against Mr
Siasia
were initiated on 11 February 2019 and stem
from
an expensive 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. 
The decision was notified to Mr Siasia
today, the date on which the ban comes into
forces.