Former Super Eagles striker and coach, Samson Siasia has said he still haven’t been able to meet the 250,000 Euros (about N83 million) target needed to clear himself of match-fixing allegations at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
The Bayelsa-born coach said ahead of the March 19 hearing at CAS in Lausanne, Switzerland, that he needs to tell his own side of the story after FIFA handed him a lifetime ban in August, 2019 for alleged match-fixing.
“Banning me for match-fixing is a mistake. I really need people to hear my side of the story, that is why I’m crying to Nigerians to say look, let me defend myself.
“I have come a long way not to talk of messing things up at this level. My discussion and correspondence with that man called Wilson Teruma was all about a getting a job.
“It’s been very difficult. This is the only thing I know how to do. I started from a very early age and I have never done anything else, how do I get income without doing my job?
“The only thing I probably should be doing is being an ambassador to sports bets companies, but I cannot,’’ he said.
The hearing of Siasia’s appeal will come up on March 19 and the former coach would need a whopping 250,000 Euros to file his appeal at CAS.