CAS postpones Siasia’s FIFA ban hearing over deadly virus

Court of Arbitration for Sports, CAS, has postponed the hearing of former Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia’s appeal until further notice.

Hearing was scheduled for March 19 but due to the Coronavirus outbreak, it has been postponed.

CAS wrote Siasia on December 27, 2019, inviting him and FIFA representatives and their witnesses to appear at the hearing which will hold at 9.30 hours Swiss time.

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The Arbitral panel is called upon to resolve the dispute between Samson Siasia and FIFA.

Siasia won the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations with Nigeria and played in their maiden World Cup appearance later that same year. He played over 50 times for the Super Eagles while scoring 16 goals.

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As a coach he led his country’s under-20 and under-23 sides to continental success in 2005 and 2015 respectively.

He also guided the under-20’s to a runners-up finish at the 2005 World Youth Championships (as it was known at the time) in the Netherlands.

Siasia is the most decorated African football coach at the Olympics, winning silver at the Beijing Games in 2008 and bronze at the 2016 Games in Rio.

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