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.
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.