The world wide football governing body FIFA has banned former Super Eagles player and coach, Samson Siasia for life after he pleaded guilty of the charge “that he received bribe in relation to the manipulation of matches”.
Samson Siasia coached the under 20 team (Flying Eagles), taking them to the finals of both the 2005 Under-20 World Cup and the U-20 African Youth Championship. He won the African Youth Championship and advanced all the way to the world final – before losing to Argentina 2–1. He also assisted Augustine Eguavoen in coaching the national team.
Samson Siasia was appointed national U-23 coach in January 2007 and In 2008, he coached the Nigerian Under-23 Olympic squad to the final against Argentina. In a superbly played series of matches.