FIFA bans another Nigerian coach for two years
World football governing body, FIFA, has banned another Nigerian coach, Remi Amadi of Cofine FC of Uyo, from all football-related activities for two years.
The world body’s disciplinary committee conveyed this decision to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and it is a consequence of a similar ban imposed on the coach by the NFF Disciplinary Committee at its meeting of August 16, 2021.
The NFF Integrity Unit forwarded the said decision of the NFF Disciplinary Committee and all the relevant documentations to the FIFA Disciplinary Committee via a letter dated August 25, 2021, requesting the committee to extend the sanction to have a worldwide effect, in accordance with Article 66, FIFA Disciplinary Code.
The worldwide effect was activated by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee at its meeting of October 5, 2021.
Amadi is the third Nigerian to fall under FIFA’s hammer for alleged corruption following earlier sanctions on Super Eagles Assistant Coach, Salisu Yusuf, and the team’s former head coach, Samson Siasia.
Yusuf, who has since served his suspension, has been recalled by the NFF to the Super Eagles, while Siasia is still battling to clear his name from an alleged plot to fix games.