FIFA has suspended Remi Amadi, the coach of Nigerian National League One club Cofine FC, for two years for match-fixing.
According to Punch Sports Extra, on March 15, during the 2020/2021 NLO season, Cofine FC and Bussdor FC met at the University of Calabar Stadium in Calabar.
The prohibition will go into force on October 5th.
Ademola Olajire, the Director of Communications for the Nigeria Football Federation, confirmed this in a statement made available to PUNCH Sport Extra on Tuesday.
Before the NFF’s disciplinary committee, Amadi admitted to attempting to tamper with the outcome.
In a letter dated August 25, the federation forwarded all necessary material connected to the matter to the FIFA disciplinary committee, requesting that the suspension be extended to a global impact, according to Olajire.
“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 August 16,” the statement read.
“This was done through a letter dated August 25, requesting the committee to extend the sanction to have a worldwide effect, in accordance with Article 66 of the FIFA disciplinary code.”