CAS reduces life ban placed on Samson Siasia by FIFA

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The Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) has reduced the life ban placed on former Nigerian coach, Samson Siasia by FIFA to five years.

CAS delivered its long-awaited appeal verdict on Monday.

The court also dismissed the fine of CHF 50,000 (fifty thousand Swiss Francs) he was ordered to pay.

“The imposition of a life ban to be disproportionate for a first offence which was committed passively and which had not had an adverse or immediate effect on football stakeholders,” the court said.

Siasia was banned by the world football governing body for life, following a match-fixing probe.

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