FIFA Bans Nigerian Coach Remi Amadi 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 FIFA, the world football governing body.
The FIFA Disciplinary Committee informed the Nigeria Football Federation of the decision, which the NFF announced on Tuesday.
Amadi was convicted seven months ago of attempting to influence the outcome of a match.
According to a statement released by the NFF, Amadi 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.
“The world body’s Disciplinary Committee conveyed this decision to the Nigeria Football Federation, 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, along with 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.
“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.