Life ban: CAS fixes March 19 for Siasia’s hearing




Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)  has fixed Thursday, March 19 to hear the appeal filed by former Super Eagles’ Chief Coach Samson Siasia against world football governing body FIFA who slammed a life ban on him on allegations of bribery and match fixing slammed on him on August 16, 2019.


A panel of jurists that would hear the appeal which will take place at the CAS Court Office,  Avenue de Beaumont 2, 1012, Lausanne,  Switzerland.


The embattled Nigerian ex-international is already soliciting for the sum of $250,000 financial support  from all and sundry, friends and eminent Nigerians to help assist and  enable him to attend the CAS hearing in order to clear his name concerning the FIFA allegations.
A FIFA statement on August 16, 2019, “The Ethics Committee has found Mr Siasia, a former official of the Nigeria Football Federation, guilty of having accepted that he would receive bribes in relation to the manipulation of matches in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics,” said a FIFA statement.
Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) wrote Siasia on December 27, 2019 inviting him, FIFA representatives and their witnesses to appear at the hearing which has been fixed for Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 9.30 hours Swiss time.

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