The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has reduced former Super Eagles striker Samson Siasia’s life-ban from football for bribery to five years.
Siasia was initially sanctioned in 2019 by world football governing body FIFA for agreeing to “receive bribes in relation to the manipulation of matches.”
The 53-year-old appealed against the ban with FIFA and CAS as he denied the charges against him.
CAS “determined the imposition of a life ban to be disproportionate for a first offence which was committed passively and which had not had an adverse or immediate effect on football stakeholders, and that a five-year ban would still achieve the envisaged aim of punishing the infringement committed by Mr Siasia.”
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The ban has been backdated to start on 16 August 2019 as the court explained the background to the case.
“In 2010, a match fixer tried to involve Mr…
Source: Complete Sports