Siasia ‘shocked’ at FIFA life ban, threatens to fight back


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Former Super Eagles Coach Samson Siasia has expressed shock over his reported ban by FIFA and accused the world soccer ruling body of dishing out punishment without contacting him.

The former U-23 coach in a swift reaction on social media following the news break which went viral within minutes, vowed to fight to clear his name from the ugly dent.

He wondered how a person can be charged and found guilty of an allegation without hearing from the person.

He also dismissed claims by FIFA that a letter to that effect has been dispatched to him, while re-echoing that he has not done anything wrong.

“I am shocked with FIFA Ban, I was never questioned by FIFA.”

“I don’t know anything about this. I did nothing wrong and I have not received any letter from FIFA,” he said

Siasia who led Nigeria’s Olympic team to Silver Medal finish in 2016, insisted he was hearing about the allegation and the said decision for the first time.

There are strong indications that the former Super Eagles star who scored 16 goals in 51 appearances for the national team will appeal the decision.

Some say the 52 year old former Lokeren of Belgium striker may drag FIFA to Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS).

The court has recently been inundated by cases involving fIFA and other stakeholders including Presidents of Football federations.

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