FIFA Ban Former Super Eagles Coach, Samson Siasia For Life

FIFA has banned Nigeria’s former Super Eagles Coach, Samson Siasia for life over bribery and manipulation of matches at the international level, in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics.

In addition to being banned from all football related activity for life, Siasia was also handed a fine of 50,000 Swiss francs ($50,000, 46,000 euros).

Does he rally deserve this? and why?

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  • what a huge blow. the most difficult part of it is the fine, N18,579,614.50, this isnt small money. He should appeal and not just give up.

    - Lubem Terzungwe - 2019-08-16 21:49:31 Quote

  • Match fixing is a misconduct and its against professional ethics.He can't deny the fact that there's punishment for all cases of misconduct.  Maybe an opportunity will be open for appeal later 

    - Emmanuel Oyewale - 2019-08-16 22:13:10 Quote

  • It's quite simple, life has rules and so do fifa. If he was found guilty of accepting bribe which is against football ethics, then I feel he deserves it because he stands in a better position to know how bad that is

    - GIFT Mato - 2019-08-16 22:53:16 Quote

  • FIFA has banned Nigeria’s former Super Eagles Coach, Samson Siasia for life over bribery and manipulation of matches at the international level, in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics.

    In addition to being banned from all football related activity for life, Siasia was also handed a fine of 50,000 Swiss francs ($50,000, 46,000 euros).

    - Abdulrazak Salisu - 2019-08-16 22:53:31 Quote

  • It's a welcome development because it will help to deal with others intending to get involved in unethical practices. 

    - Edidhala Benard - 2019-08-16 22:58:28 Quote

  • The football governing body had conducted investigation and found out he his guilty of the offence. So, I think he deserves it. This will also signal warning to others that will want to participate in this act.

    - Thomas Philip - 2019-08-16 23:39:45 Quote

  • He don't deserve it if you ask me am very sure he isn't the one who started it

    - omorogbe lucky - 2019-08-17 05:21:50 Quote

  • Yes FIFA has done a great job by banning him for life so that it will be a lesson to other people who will intend to go into such act 

    - Ikpa Iorwuese - 2019-08-17 07:09:42 Quote

  • One thing I know is that, when it comes to FIFA, all defaulters are punished severely let alone an African man

    - Collins Chidubem - 2019-08-17 07:32:19 Quote

  • Its so unfortunate! The law must take it cause.

    Correction! Corruption!! Correction!!!

    God help Nigerians!

    - Enebi Dickson - 2019-08-17 08:45:54 Quote

  • If he actually involved himself in the act, he deserves it.. let him serve as an example to others

    - Timothy Wilson - 2019-08-17 09:22:46 Quote

  • Banning him for life is actually too harsh. He should be banned and restored after a while so as to serve as waeniwato all who are in such act.

    - Jeremiah Agu Chibueze - 2019-08-17 12:02:46 Quote

  • I for one think the life ban is too harsh on him,but on second thought it against the rule and should be punished I sincerely hope and appeal be presented to FIFA to temper justice with mercy

    - Ogude Samuel - 2019-08-17 15:24:23 Quote

  • It's quite simple, life has rules and so do fifa. If he was found guilty of accepting bribe which is against football ethics, then I feel he deserves it because he stands in a better position to know how bad that is

    - Ferdinand Nnamdi Stephen - 2019-08-18 20:44:35 Quote

  • That's bad and it's a shame on his profession 

    He should know that such a thing brings bad name to the nation and negative assumptions of the country by foreigners...

    - Orobosa Umweni - 2019-08-18 21:46:17 Quote

  • Its a big blow on Nigeria football but match fixing is a misconduct and its against professional ethics. He can't deny the fact that there's punishment for all cases of misconduct.  Let him appeal and see if the fine can be cancel because that a very big money 

    - Musa Adegoke - 2019-08-19 00:47:02 Quote

  • Match fixing is a misconduct and its against professional ethics.

    - Olutope Afolayan - 2019-08-19 08:48:55 Quote

  • corruption everywhere but he should beg fifa he might be given another chance

    - Solomon Olowolagba - 2019-08-19 12:11:13 Quote

  • That is a very bad one to us in Nigeria. Come to think of it what proof do they have because I know match manipulation is mainly from Estonia and not Nigerians

    - Okolie Patrick - 2019-08-22 09:15:29 Quote

  • No at all, the judgement seem to be harsh, they should have charge him to court, either to forfeit the his position or remit the said amount which he is allegedly being acuse of. Or in the other way round, suspend him for some tune of time.

    - Sanusi Abubakar - 2019-08-22 21:15:55 Quote

  • I think racism is involved in this. There are people who have done worse than he is accused of and they were not punished as much. 

    - Daniel Similoluwa - 2019-08-23 00:15:19 Quote

  • What on earth has siasia done to deserve this sanction pronouncement and were will he get such huge amount of money to pay..i think this is towns his sporting career. 

    - Uchenna Churchill - 2019-08-27 21:32:27 Quote

  • The question as to whether he deserve it or not is a very difficult question to answer. But if he is guilty of it, he should go in for. He has only proven that we, Nigerians, are corrupt.

    - Samson Adamu - 2019-08-29 13:22:44 Quote

  • It's so sad for Nigeria football administration.We try to get to top positions only to go rub mud on our faces. It's a good punishment for the offence, and if he thinks he's innocent, he can call for an appeal or take his case to CAS.

    - Michael Eni - 2019-08-31 22:44:15 Quote

  • It's quite simple, life has rules and so do fifa. If he was found guilty of accepting bribe which is against football ethics, then I feel he deserves it because he stands in a better position to know how bad that is...

    - Okechukwu Jude - 2019-09-02 07:54:16 Quote

  • With the level of his offence and violation of the FIFA ethics if the penalty for his crime would be a ban from all football activities then it would be a proper judgement if not the ban complemented with the fine would just be too extreme for him

    - Esu Nkaiso - 2019-09-04 15:38:32 Quote

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