Nigerian ex-footballer and coach (suspended) is suing the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) for a ban placed on him in 2019 for match-fixing.

FIFA placed a life ban and a fine of $54,000 (N22.2 million) on the coach after finding in guilty of match-fixing in 2010. However, the Court of Arbitration of Sports (CAS) reduced it to 5 years in July 2021 after considering the details behind the case.

Sampson Siasia claims only the United States Government can prosecute him for his actions, which contravene FIFA’s code of conduct. Part of his demands is that the $54,000 fine he already paid be returned and the ban be completely lifted. And compensation fot violating his civil rights be paid.

According to investigations, negotiations between Samson Siasia and the other party collapsed after both parties failed to reach a payment agreement.

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