FIFA has banned coach of Nigerian Nationwide League One club Cofine FC, Remi Amadi, for two years for match-fixing, reports say.

The match involved Cofine FC and Bussdor FC at the University of Calabar Stadium, in Calabar on March 15 during the 2020/2021 NLO season.

The ban takes effect from October 5.

The Nigeria Football Federation’s Director of Communications, Ademola Olajire, made this known in a statement on Tuesday.

Amadi admitted before NFF’s disciplinary committee that he attempted to manipulate the result.

Olajire said the federation thereafter forwarded all relevant documentation relating to the matter to the FIFA disciplinary committee in a letter dated August 25 to extend the sanction to a global effect.

 “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.”

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