Nigerian Super Eagles former Coach, Samson Siasia has cried out for help over ban placed on him by the FIFA.
9jatoday learnt that Samson Siasia made the cry in a short video clip which was seen online on Wednesday, requesting that all well-meaning Nigerians should help him with donations so that he can appeal the life ban imposed on him by the world football federal (FIFA).
He revealed that so far he was only able to put together a sum of $275 (N100,000), whereas he needs at least N90 million (about $249,000) in legal costs to appeal for on lifting of the ban.
Siasia said; “Good day Nigerians, my name is Samson Siasia. I am coming to you at a very difficult time in my life and career. I need to raise the sum of 250,000 euros. That’s a lot of money. So l am appealing to all well-meaning Nigerians, the sports-loving Nigerians to come to my aid for me to use these funds to defend myself against FIFA. We have this calculation, if 200,000 people can give 500 naira each, we could be able to reach our target. I wanna thank you as you do this. God bless you”.
It could be recalled that the former eagles player was issued a life ban in 2019 from participating in all football match by the world football governing body, FIFA after he was found guilty of accepting bribes in order to manipulate matches.
Since the event in 2019, Siasia has been struggling to appeal with the FIFA and the Court of Arbitration for Sport against the life ban.
He has, however, cried out for help from well-meaning Nigerians to support him with donations.