Samson Siasia says he’s is confident of raising the 100,000 Swiss Francs (N36.4m) appeal fee demanded by the Court of Arbitration for Sports, CAS, before his appeal on the FIFA life ban from football and $50.000 fine over allegations of complicity in match fixing could be entertained.
Siasia swiftly headed for the Court of Arbitration for Sports, CAS, in Lausanne, Switzerland, confident oof proving his innocence and getting the FIFA ban reversed.
But he has a huge 100, 000 Swiss Francs (about N36.4m) appeal fee to pay before his appeal could be entertained.
‘SiaOne’, as the 1994 Super Eagles World Cup star is called by his fans, was initially given until October 10, 2019 to make the payment or forget his appeal.
Unable to raise the huge amount and the deadline approached, Siasia got his lawyers to move quickly to make strong case to CAS before he was given a five-month grace.