Siasia

FIFA BAN: Siasia in tears, seeks Dangote, FG’s help, says ‘my career at stake’ 

Embattled former Super Eagles’ manager, Samson Siasia, has pleaded with the country’s philanthropists to come to his aid to appeal FIFA’s life ban. The USA ’94 Super Eagles’ striker, who is expected to pay 100,000 Swiss Francs (N36,453,400) by October 10, for his appeal case at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) made this appeal in a brief chat yesterday. “I’m appealing to the Dangotes (Aliko) and Otedolas (Femi) of this world to help me as I have only 10 days to file an appeal in Switzerland. Should I fail to appeal before 10th of this month, the appeal would never be heard again. “I’m appealing this matter to [Read]

Kidnappers Yet To Release My Mother Despite N1.5m Ransom, Siasia Cries Out

ABUJA – Despite paying N1.5 million to kidnappers in Bayelsa for the release of his mother Madam Beauty Ogere, former Super Eagles’ coach, Samson Siasia has cried out that his mother has not been released. Siasia lamented to the NationSport in Abuja yesterday, “The situation is pathetic. Nothing has changed. We paid N1.5 million for her release but instead of releasing my mother they released my cousin’s mother-in-law (66 year old Florence Donana) and also captured the person that took the money to them. “So as we speak, three people are still in the kidnappers’ den – my mother, the young girl and the guy that took the money to [Read]

Siasia Absolves Self of all FIFA Bribery Charges, Vows to Fight Back

Former Super Eagles Coach Samson Siasia on Friday reacted to the announcement by world football governing body, FIFA, which banned him for life from all football-related activities and fined him CHF 50,000 for bribery and match-fixing allegations. Siasia, apart from declaring the allegation against him as false, also promised to fight it with the last of his blood. [READ ALSO] SPORTS: FIFA Bans Samson Siasia For Life Over Match-Fixing, Bribery The body had banned the former Nigeria international for life for agreeing to “receive bribes in relation to the manipulation of matches,” FIFA said in a statement on Friday. Reacting to the development, Siasia online news portal, Thebreakingtimes.com that FIFA’s allegations [Read]

SPORTS: FIFA Bans Samson Siasia For Life Over Match-Fixing, Bribery

Former Nigeria national team coach Samson Siasia has been banned from the game for life following a match-fixing probe by world governing body FIFA. FIFA said in a statement on Friday that the adjudicatory chamber of their independent Ethics Committee found that Siasia was “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 51-year-old Siasia played 51 times as a striker for the Nigerian national team and later coached various national youth sides before a spell as senior coach in 2016. The case is the latest to emerge from FIFA’s long-running investigation into the [Read]