Former Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia , has lamented the continuous delay of his appeal by the Court of Arbitration for Sport over the life ban placed on him by FIFA .
The appeal hearing , which was scheduled for Tuesday , was shifted to February 3 , 2021 due to COVID – 19 .
This is the second time the appeal hearing is being moved forward after it had earlier been shifted from March 19 – the period COVID – 19 became prevalent across the world.
FIFA ’ s Ethics Committee had in August 2019 found Siasia guilty “ of having accepted that he would receive bribes in relation to the manipulation of matches that Wilson Perumal (convicted Singaporean match-fixer ) attempted to manipulate for betting purposes. ”
The football governing body thereafter placed a life ban on the ex – Eagles coach, who has continued to claim innocence , saying FIFA failed to give him fair hearing .
In a chat with our correspondent on Tuesday , Siasia said the continuous delay of the hearing had made things difficult for him .
“ They said the second phase of COVID – 19 was coming in Europe and in America and everybody had to be in their houses . A lot of people are travelling, so I don ’ t know why they are saying that , ”