The ex-Super Eagles star and manager was slapped with a lifetime ban for violating Fifa ethics

The date October 6, 2020 has been picked by the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) to hear Samson Siasia’s appeal in the wake of his Fifa ban.

The request was initially billed for March 19, 2020 but this had to be adjourned owing to the coronavirus pandemic.

The former Nigeria head coach was banned for life from football after the sport’s ruling body found him guilty of agreeing to take bribes to manipulate matches.

The 51-year-old was also fined CHF50,000 (£42,000) for breaching Fifa’s code of ethics.

In a letter to Siasia on Monday from CAS with registration number: CAS 2019/A/6439 Samson Siasia v. Fifa requested that: “Samson Siasia shall pay the total amount of CHF 100’000 (One hundred thousand Swiss francs) to the CAS bank account.

“The estimate includes the CAS administrative costs and the costs and fees if the Panel. Accordingly, the first advance of costs in the arbitration CAS 2019/A/6439 Samson Siasia v Fifa shall be fixed at CHF 100’000 (One hundred thousand Swiss francs.)

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