Samson Siasia’s GoFundMe appeal raises $275 as against the $250k he needs.Samson Siasia needs this to unable him battle an apple on his life ban by FIFA(world football governing body). Siasia was alleged to have been involved in taking bribes by the world football authority who claimed that the Nigerian was mailed many times before their decision. After being banned from all football-related matters by FIFA, Samson Siasia claimed that he never saw the mails from the ruling body stressing that he knows nothing about the accusation.
Days after he was banned by FIFA, his mother was kidnapped in which Samson Siasia had to run around before the aged woman was released by her kidnappers.
And on his ban by FIFA, Samson Siasia needs the sum of $250,000 to appeal the decision at the Court of Arbitration for Sports. But according to the release made by former Super Eagles media officer and veteran journalist Colin Udoh, Samson Siasia has only gotten $275 from the GoFundMe appeal account he opened.
This means that many Nigerians are not interested in supporting Samson Siasia in getting the money he needs to appeal the FIFA ban. The report even added that the money he has gotten so far came from three donors in a week of opening the account. The former Nigeria international claimed that he was not given a fair hearing by the world football governing body which forced him to see for an appeal against his ban by FIFA.