FIFA wins dismissal of ex-Nigeria coach's lawsuit in NY over match-fixing ban

Oct 29, 2021

FIFA, soccer’s world governing body, on Friday won the dismissal of a lawsuit by former Nigeria national team coach Samson Siasia challenging his lifetime ban, later reduced to five years, for fixing matches.

U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein said he had “no conceivable basis” to exercise jurisdiction in Manhattan federal court because the dispute took place outside the United States and was decided under Swiss law, and Siasia lived in Atlanta.

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