Former Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia has reacted to the life ban imposed on him by FIFA, claiming innocence and vowing to challenge the decision at the highest authority.
Siasia said that the ban came to him as a shock because at no time was he interrogated by FIFA or any of his agents regarding a match fixing or bribery as contained in the FIFA statement
“I am innocent of the claims by FIFA, and I will challenge it to the highest level. Nobody told me of any investigation and I don’t have any dealings with Wilson Raj Perumal who was investigated for betting by FIFA as claimed by FIFA.
“This is character assassination and I cannot allow it to just go unchallenged. I must get Justice because I am innocent. I don’t know where this came from, somebody must be out there trying to ruin me but God will vindicate me” Siasia stated
The coach whose mother is still being held by kidnappers in Bayelsa wondered why all these things are happening to him at this time.