SIASIA APPEALS TO COURT OVER LIFE BAN IN SWITZERLAND

Former Super Eagles gaffer Samson Siasia has made an appeal to the court of arbitration for sport (CAS) in Switzerland over a life ban placed on him last month by FIFA.

The Olympic medalist who is currently on a life ban is still struggling to meet the 50 million naira ransom fee made by kidnappers who abducted his mother some months ago.

Late last month, Samson Siasia was given a life ban by FIFA for match-fixing related scandals and he was not given any fair hearing to defend himself against the allegations.

The former  Super Eagles boss submitted his statement of appeal to the court of Arbitration for sport and he also wants the court to stop FIFA’s decision until he is given a fair hearing to defend himself.

Mitchell Obi who is the president of AIPS Africa said: “it is a fight to finish for a man who loves to attack both as a celebrated player of the Eagles and a coach.”.

He also added, “we can only pray that Samson’s appeal hit the right cord and he finally gets the fair hearing which never was particularly in a case for which he is being punished simply on ‘motivated decision.

He hopes that the court of appeal will give Mr. Siasia the real strength he needs to win the case against the FIFA Ethics Committee.

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