FIFA Ban: I Have Learned My Lessons- Samson Siasia


After staying out of football for quite some time, former Nigeria’s Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia has confirmed that he has learned a lesson.

World Soccer governing body in 2019 slammed a life ban on Siasia after he was found guilty of match-fixing and besting purposes.

The former Dream Team coach made the statement during an interview on Kennis Radio 104.1 FM in Lagos.

“Irrespective of what happened, I have learned my lessons, but FIFA, who initially gave me a life ban in football, could not prove anything wrong with what they claimed I did.

“But they had to reduce it to a five-year ban, and it will expire next year. I thank God for that.

“It has been terrible to be away from football for five years, but I am preparing myself to come back to football, so I have to prepare myself so I can start ‘running’ once I resume by next year”, he stated.