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We’re reviewing FIFA’s life ban on Siasia – NFF



The Nigeria Football Federation has unveiled that its legal counselors have begun to survey the ruling against previous Nigeria player and mentor, Samson Siasia, by the FIFA Ethics Committee.

An organ of the world football administering body on Friday reported that it had set an actual existence restriction from all football-related exercises on Siasia.

The Acting President of NFF, Seyi Akinwunmi, in a press proclamation Monday clarified why the organization is keen on surveying the adventure.

The Acting NFF supervisor likewise said on Monday that the Federation had just contacted the previous U20, U23 and Super Eagles head mentor and knows that he is additionally getting proper legitimate exhortation.

“The NFF was shocked to learn of the investigation and the subsequent decision by the FIFA Ethics Committee (Adjudicatory Chamber) placing a life ban on Mr. Samson Siasia. But we have however now received documents, including one known as the Motivated Decision, and we have handed them to our lawyers to study and provide legal advice to the Federation.

“It is a massive sanction on one of our legends. Siasia is a football legend but most importantly he is a Nigerian. We must, therefore, be interested in the matter and be properly advised.”

Mr Akinwunmi, a lawyer, said: “Siasia gave his all for Nigeria, playing for the U20 team right from his secondary school days and then for the senior team for several years, and also coaching the U20 and U23 teams and the Super Eagles. While we respect the FIFA processes and appreciate that an investigation was conducted prior to the decision, the least we as a federation can do is empathise with him at this time, make ourselves available to him and hope that in some way he is able to clear his name as he has promised to do.”

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