CAS hands Siasia Lifeline in Fight to Overturn FIFA Life Ban

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SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 17: Nigerian coach Samson Siasia gestures during the Men's Football Semi Final between Nigeria and Germany on Day 12 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Arena Corinthians on August 17, 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Robert Cianflone - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has lifted the October 10, 2019 deadline date given to hear former Super Eagles Chief Coach Samson Siasia’s appeal for the life ban by FIFA.

Siasia was banned for life over claims by a witness that the for Nigeria Coach accepted bribe.

 

Siasia told www.brila.net in Abuja that he got a reprieve from CAS for today’s deadline after his lawyers worked hard on the case to get it.

 

“The date I was told by my lawyers has been lifted by CAS after they made representations. My Lawyers will come back with a new date.

 

“But I must as a matter of urgency raise the funds for the appeal”, Siasia disclosed.

Under consideration is his application for Stay or suspension of FIFA’s Decision pending the Appeal Hearing itself.

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