FIFA on Friday banned former Nigeria Football Federation official Samson Siasia for life after the body ’s ethics panel found him guilty of taking bribes in connection with match fixing .

In a statement , the adjudicatory chamber of FIFA ’s independent ethics committee said the probe targeting Siasia stemmed from a wider investigation involving Wilson Raj Perumal , who has confessed to international match- fixing .

The probe that began in February found Siasia “ guilty of having accepted that he would receive bribes in relation to the manipulation of matches in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics ,” the statement said .

In addition to being banned from all football related activity for life , Siasia was also handed a fine of 50 , 000 Swiss francs ( $ 50 ,000 , 46 , 000 euros) .

Siasia , a former striker , also briefly coached Nigeria’ s men ’ s national football team .

FIFA did not detail the nature of ties to Perumal , a Singaporean national who was arrested and jailed in Finland in 2011 for fixing top-tier football games there .

Perumal later collaborated with match fixing investigators .

( AFP )