Siasia Confident Nigerians Will Help Him Raise N36m CAS Appeal


Nigerian coach Samson Siasia
has exclusively told Complete Sports that he remains optimistic of getting financial assistance to prosecute his case at Court of Arbitration for Sport, CAS, in Lausanne, Switzerland, come
October 6, 2020.

The FIFA U20 World Cup Netherlands 2005 and Beijing 208 Olympic Games men’s football silver medal-winning coach is in a race to free himself from match fixing allegations for which he was handed a life ban by FIFA.

But the former Super Eagles forward has insisted on his innocence, claiming he was innocent of the charges, opting to file an appeal against the FIFA stiff sanctions at CAS.

To facilitate a speedy hearing of his appeal SiaOne as he’s fondly called, was required to deposit 100,000 Swiss Francs (about N36m) before his appeal could be entertained.

Unable to raise the money then, essentially due to the kidnapping of his mother, CAS compassionately shifted the hearing to October
10, 2019.

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Source: Complete Sports