Former Super Eagles coach , Samson Siasia has reacted to the news of the life ban slammed on him by the Federation International Football Association on Friday.
The world football governing body’s adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee 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.
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 ( Friday), the date on which the ban comes into force.
Meanwhile, Siasia has said he’s not been notified by FIFA of this development, he stressed further that he’s innocent and ready to clear his name from any wrong doing.
“I don’t know anything about this. I did nothing wrong and I have not received any letter from FIFA.” Siasia said.
Siasia added that he was never invited to defend himself and is hearing about all of this for the first time.
The embattled coach is expected to hold an official press conference on the matter later on Saturday.