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Nigerian football coach banned for 5-years reveals plans for return in 2024

Nigerian football coach Samson Siasia has revealed how he is preparing for his return to football when his FIFA ban expires in 2024.

The Federation of International Football Associations – FIFA banned Samson Siasia for five years over match-fixing related accusations in 2019.

The 5-year ban was after a review on appeal by the Nigerian coach to a lifetime ban issued by FIFA without any hearing on the case.

That ban will expire in 2024 to allow Samson Siasia return to football.

“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,” Samson Siasia is quoted as saying by BSN.

“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,” the Olympic games silver winning coach said.

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