Former Super Eagles Coach Samson Siasia said on Thursday lodged an appeal against his life ban from the game by world football governing body, FIFA.
Siasia was banned for life from the game, following a match-fixing probe by FIFA.
Siasia has now submitted his statement of appeal to the Court of Arbitration For Sports (CAS) in Switzerland and asking the court to stop the FIFA decision until his appeal is heard.
“This is a fight to finish for a man who loves to attack both as a celebrated player of the Eagles and a coach, remarked Mitchell Obi, celebrated journalist and President AIPS-Africa.
“We can only pray that Samson’s appeal hit the right cords and he finally gets the fair hearing which never was particularly in a case for which he is being punished simply
on ‘motivated decision.
“Will this appeal give Samson the real strength he needs to beat the Delilah called FIFA Ethics Committee. All eyes are on CAS”.