BY KUNLE SOLAJA
It is still a long wait to go for the embattled former Nigeria international footballer and coach, Samson Siasia in his bid to raise $250,000 to fight his legal battle at the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS).
With hearing of his
His appeal fixed for hearing on March 19, 2020 at the CAS Court Office, Avenue de Beaumont 2, 1012, Lausanne, Switzerland. Of the $250,000 he projected to raise through an American for profit funding platform, ‘GoFundMe’, only $275 of the projected $250,000 has been raised after one week.
As at Friday morning, only three people had contributed. The bulk of the contribution was from one Benson Ejindu who paid $200 barely hours after the appeal was launched last Saturday.
Three days later, another person, Olu Fadeyi, contributed $25, while in the early hours of Friday an anonymous donor paid $50.
GoFundMe, Sports Village Square reports, allows people to raise money for issues ranging from life events such as celebrations and graduations to challenging circumstances like accidents and illnesses.
From 2010 to 2017, over $5 billion was reportedly raised on the platform from 50 million donors.
The platform under an appeal code
‘Help Samson Siasia clear his name at FIFA’ reports that Siasia has been
alleged “to agree to collect bribe” in relation to a football match.