Samson Yebowei Siasia, a former Super Eagles expert, described the second wave Covid-19 outbreak in Europe, which has slowed down his quest for justice at CAS as a major setback.
Siaone was initially scheduled to go to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) for his appeal on October 6, 2020, following his lifetime ban by FIFA, but was held back by the Covid-19 outbreak that sent Europe into a complete blockade. But in an exclusive talk with FCNaija this Monday, the former sub-20 coach regretted that his third hearing, billed for January 10, 2021, has been postponed for the third time by the second wave of Covid-19 that so many Europeans countries implemented lockdowns that greatly restricted all types of activity. “I was supposed to travel for my appeal hearing on the 10th, but how do I get to Europe now with virtually all activities suspended due to the second wave of the Covid outbreak? -19? This case was supposed to open last October, but we all know how Covid-19 triggered the global lockdown and my intention was to end this delay once and for all early this year before the outbreak started. wave two. “It’s been two odd years and it’s not funny at all. I know I’ll get to the bottom of this and get justice. I’ll keep Nigerians informed of the latest developments,” Siaone lamented Monday. 52-year-old renador was suspended for life after being convicted of taking a match-fixing bribe. He was also fined £ 42,000 for violating FIFA’s code of ethics despite the fact that the world football governing body did not specify when Siaone’s violation occurred. It remains to be seen how the former U23 coach intends to stabilize his boat amid the storm. as he faces a race against time to return to active coaching after nearly two years of layoff.