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Siasia grateful for mother’s freedom

30 November 2015, 13:33

Dakar - Coach of Nigeria U23 men’s football team Samson Siasia, has expressed his gratitude following the release of his mother, Mrs Ogere Siasia, who was abducted two weeks ago in their home in Bayelsa State, South-South, Nigeria.

An elated Siasia who could not hide his emotions, said he feels relieved knowing that his mother is now back in the comfort of their home, and the family is now relieved that she was released unhurt.

Also read: Abductors free mother of Siasa

"Words cannot express how I feel, all I want to say here is thank you to all Nigerians especially the NFF who stood by me and my family in our trying times, it has not been easy but by his grace we have overcome, for me all I can say now is, based on the support shown to me and my family, all I can do to repay Nigerians is to go out there and pick an Olympic ticket for the country,” he said.

Asked if any ransom was paid before she was released, Siasia said he is not in the know if any was paid, but as long as his mother was back home, his joy has no limit.

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