Former Super Eagles coach and player Samson Siasia has been given a life ban from football by FIFA for agreeing to collect bribe to fix a game.
According to the statement of adjudicatory chamber of FIFA’s independent ethics committee, the probe targeting Siasia stemmed from a wider investigation involving Wilson Raj Perumal, who has confessed to international match-fixing.
The probe that began in February found Siasia “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 statement said.
Siasia was also fined N18.5m (CHF 50,000) by FIFA who announced the ban on Friday, August 16.
FIFA did not detail the nature of ties to Perumal, a Singaporean national who was arrested and jailed in Finland in 2011 for fixing top-tier football games there.