FIFA Bans Another Nigerian coach for two years

Remi Amadi

has  Banned for two years

Remi Amadi, the coach of Cofine FC in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, has been banned from all football-related activities for two years by , the world football governing body.

Remi Amadi
The FIFA Disciplinary Committee informed the of the decision, which the announced on Tuesday.

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Amadi was convicted seven months ago of attempting to influence the outcome of a match.


According to a statement released by the ,   admitted to attempting to influence the outcome or result of the match between Cofine FC and Bussdor FC, as evidenced by an audio conversation.

The NFF’s Disciplinary Committee had previously imposed a two-year suspension on the erring coach and a N500,000 fine on Cofine FC based on its numerous findings.

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“The world body’s Disciplinary Committee conveyed this decision to the , and it is a result of a similar ban imposed on the gaffer by the NFF Disciplinary Committee at its meeting on August 16th 2021,” the statement read.

“In accordance with Article 66 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code, the NFF Integrity Unit forwarded the said decision of the NFF Disciplinary Committee and all relevant documentation to the FIFA Disciplinary Committee via a letter dated August 25, 2021, requesting the Committee to extend the sanction to have a worldwide effect.”

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“The FIFA Disciplinary Committee activated the global effect at its meeting on October 5, 2021.”

Amadi is no longer permitted to work as a coach for any FIFA-affiliated club or national team.



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