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Samson Siasia’s football ban reduced to five years


The Court of Arbitration for Sports (Cas) on Monday, reduced the life ban placed on former Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia, by FIFA to five years.

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

In August 2019, FIFA announced that Siasia was found guilty of accepting an offer to receive bribes in an attempt to manipulate the outcome of matches.

After considering Siasia’s appeal and also reviewing Fifa’s judgement, Cas described the initial lifetime ban as excessive punishment.

“Mr Siasia is banned for 5 (five) years from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at national and international level (administrative, sports or any other) as of 16 August 2019,” read a statement from Cas.

“The imposed fine of CHF 50,000 (fifty thousand Swiss Francs) on Mr Siasia is set aside. The Panel determined 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, and that a five-year ban would still achieve the envisaged aim of punishing the infringement committed by Mr Siasia.

“The Panel acknowledged the need for sanctions to be sufficiently high enough to eradicate bribery and especially match-fixing in football.

“However, the Panel considered in the particular circumstances of this matter that it would be inappropriate and excessive to impose a financial sanction in addition to the five-year ban, since the ban sanction already incorporated a financial punishment in eliminating football as a source of revenue for Mr Siasia, and considering that Mr Siasia had not obtained any gain or pecuniary benefit from his unethical behaviour.”

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According to the Omo Ghetto crooner, she was announced as the most popular actress by Thenetng.

Speaking about this achievement, the mother of two said she owed the popularity to God, her hard work and her fans

Taking to her official Instagram page to celebrate, Funke wrote;

"Na God, hard work and my fans bring this popularity!! Chai!! I’m blessed. Thank you @thenetng
Oya #jenifans let’s keep keeping on o!!! #shemustbeobeyed is #comingsoon from #sceneoneproductions #funkeakindele #funkeakindelebello #mostpopularactress #contentcreator #filmmaker #actress #mamaibeji #iyawojjcskillz"

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‘Thank you for always watching out for me’ – Iyabo Ojo’s daughter, Priscilla pens down lovely birthday message to brother

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Sharing a photo of the celebrant, the 20-year-old wrote;

"To my awesome brother @festo_baba HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Today we celebrate you! Thank you for always watching out for me and being the best brother ever.. love youuuu"

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