FIFA has banned Remi Amadi, the coach of Cofine Football Club of Uyo in Akwa Ibom, from any football-related activities for a period of two years.
The FIFA Disciplinary Committee implemented the global impact at its meeting on October 5.
The NFF has judged Amadi guilty of attempting to sway a match’s outcome.
According to the NFF, Coach Amadi admitted to attempting to control the outcome or result of the match between Cofine FC and Bussdor FC, as evidenced by an audio discussion.
Amadi further confessed that if the attempted manipulation had succeeded, he would have benefited.
On Tuesday, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Director of Communications Ademola Olajire verified the news.
According to the statement:
“The world body’s Disciplinary Committee conveyed this decision to the NFF, and it is a consequence of a similar ban imposed on the coach by the Federation’s Disciplinary Committee at its meeting of Aug. 16.”
Olajire went on to say that the NFF Integrity Unit has transmitted the Federation’s Disciplinary Committee’s decision, as well as all relevant paperwork, to the FIFA Disciplinary Committee.
“This was done through a letter dated Aug. 25, requesting the Committee to extend the sanction to have a worldwide effect, in accordance with Article 66 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code.”
The last time FIFA banned a Nigerian coach was in August 2019 and that was former Super Eagles coach and legend Samson Siasia for alleged match fixing.