Former Nigeria coach Samson Siasia is not in a rush to appeal against a decision by FIFA to ban him for life from all football-related activities.

Football’s world governing body handed Siasia, who managed the Super Eagles between 2010-2011 and for a spell in 2016, the ban on Friday.

But the 52-year-old, who has also managed his country at U-20 and U-23 level, has said that he will fight to clear his name.

“I’ve not done anything wrong and will continue to fight to clear my name,” he told BBC Sport.

“Everything is now in the hands of my legal team.”

The ban is expected to be served at both national and international level. In addition, a fine in the amount of CHF 50,000 (US$50,000) was also imposed on Mr Siasia.

An associate of Siasia, Prince Opukiri Jones-Ere says his legal representatives are studying the FIFA ruling and will issue a statement in a few days.

“The coach was unable to address the press yesterday (Saturday) as planned because he’s undergoing a lot of stress,” Jones-Ere said.

“His lawyers are studying the ruling and will make an official statement in a few days.”

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Source: (BBC)

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