Nigeria’s No. 1 sports publication Complete Sports, Completesports.com and fast-growing fans community
NaijaSuperFans.com hereby call on our loyal readers and members worldwide to support the ongoing fund-raiser by former Super Eagles player and coach, Samson Siasia to challenge his FIFA life ban from football at the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS).
We say, let us join hands to #Help Samson Siasia Clear His Name At FIFA.
We make this passionate appeal on a nationalistic and compassionate ground and without prejudice to the reasons FIFA have adduced for imposing the maximum ban on our national compatriot.
We recall that the FIFA pronouncement only claimed that Siasia was “guilty of having accepted that he would receive bribes in relation to the manipulation of matches in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics.” The FIFA statement did not state conclusively with evidence that he had actually committed the alleged offense. Therefore, we feel that Siasia should be supported at least to state his own side of the story.
We also recall that Siasia explained that he didn’t see the FIFA emails inviting him to defend himself before the original verdict was passed because he was embroiled in the kidnap saga surrounding his mother at the time. Now, all he wants is a second chance to present his defense at the CAS.
Complete Sports, Completesports.com and NaijaSuperFans are convinced that Siasia deserves the assistance of Nigerians to present his defense at the CAS. This is someone who has brought lots of glory to our country at youth and full international levels both as a player and a coach. The least we can do is to give him an opportunity to defend himself against this life ban from FIFA, while leaving CAS to review the merits of his appeal.
Complete Sports, Completesports.com and NaijaSuperFans.com have already made our joint financial contributions to Siasia’s fund-raising campaign. Now, we invite all our readers and members to join this patriotic campaign to #Help Samson Siasia Clear His Name At FIFA. No amount is too big or too small. Please contribute now via any of the following channels:
*Samson Siasia GTBank Naira account number 0138095724.
*Samson Siasia GTBank Dollar account number 0138827431.