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Nigeria legend Samson Siasia handed life ban by Fifa over match fixing


Nigeria legend Samson Siasia has been banned for life by Fifa on the allegation that he conspired to fix some unknown matches while he was the coach of the national team.The world football governing body ruled on Friday claiming it banned the former international striker for agreeing to "receive bribes in relation to the manipulation of matches."Siasia coached national team of Nigeria between 2010-2011 and for a second spell in 2016 but FIFA did not reveal the game of matches involved and he also coached the country's Under-20 and Under-23 sides."The Ethics Committee has found Mr 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," said a Fifa statement. Siasia, who has yet to comment, was banned "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 (US$50,000) has been imposed on Mr Siasia."The sanction stems from an ongoing 'large-scale investigation' Fifa is conducting into the behaviour of Wilson Raj Perumal, a convicted match-fixer from...

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