Siasia’s Life Ban From Football Reduced To Five Years

 Siasia’s Life Ban From Football Reduced To Five Years
Samson Siasia

Former Super Eagles player and coach, Samson Siasia punishment has been reduced to a five-year ban by the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS).

Siasia was handed a life ban by the world football governing body FIFA over match-fixing allegations

The reduction of Siasia’s punishment was communicated via an official statement by CAS on Monday.

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CAS stated that a life ban for a first time offender who was also passive in the said offence was inappropriate though such acts need to be punished all the same to serve as a deterrent to others.

CAS also overturned a fine of $5000 imposed on the former Nigerian striker by FIFA, backdating the life ban to begin from 16 August 2019.

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