Siasia: I’ve raised solely $275 on GoFundMe to attraction FIFA ban

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Siasia: I’ve raised only $275 on GoFundMe to appeal FIFA ban


Samson Siasia, former Tremendous Eagles participant and coach, says he has been capable of elevate solely $275 (about N100,000) on GoFundMe to attraction the life ban imposed on him by FIFA.

He wants at the least N90 million (about $249,000) in authorized prices to combat the ban however he has raised simply N269,000 from all sources.

Siasia was banned from footballing actions for all times following a match-fixing investigation on August 16, 2019.

However the 52-year-old coach, who denied any wrongdoing as alleged by the FIFA Ethics committee choice, lodged an attraction to overturn the ban on the Courtroom of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

He opened a GoFundMe attraction account on January 2, which has solely yielded solely $275 from simply three donors.

In a phone interview with TheCable from his residence in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, the previous U23 and U20 gaffer mentioned he wants extra monetary help than he’s getting now.

“I went to Quik Increase and every little thing you’ll be able to ever think about simply to try to elevate cash to attraction the life ban FIFA positioned on me in CAS,” Siasia instructed TheCable.

“What I’ve been capable of elevate up to now via the GoMeFund is 275 {dollars} from virtually per week in the past.

“By Brila FM, individuals have been donating. Some N1000 and even N500. Relying on what they need to give. It’s their widow’s mite.

“Solely about 60 individuals donated and bought a few hundred and sixty thousand or seventy thousand naira raised from that one.

“It’s so so sluggish. Perhaps Nigeria will wait until final minute to assist.

“NFF will assist in the event that they need to assist however they’ve sufficient issues of their very own.

“I don’t know what to do once more. I’m interesting to individuals to please stand up and help me to clear my title and get the ban lifted. So, that I can return to what I understand how to do finest.”

Siasia featured for Nigeria 51 occasions and scored 13 targets in 11 years with the nationwide staff.

He coached Nigeria’s Tremendous Eagles between 2010-2011 and returned for one more spell in 2016 and in addition served because the gaffer of the nation’s Beneath-20 and Beneath-23 sides at completely different occasions.

The CAS listening to for Samson Siasia’s life ban attraction is scheduled to carry on March 19, 2020 in Switzerland.

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