It’s certainly good news for the Bayelsa born ex Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia as his 80-year-old mother, Ogere, has been released by her abductors. The octogenarian spent several weeks in captivity. 
Samson Siasia, who as Nigeria’s coach of the national soccer team that won bronze at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, has been perturbed while his mother remained in the kidnappers’ den.
It will be recalled that Mrs Ogere Siasia, and two others were held captive since they were seized in Bayelsa, southern Nigeria several weeks ago. And for a long time afterward, the police were not closer to finding her.

Samson Siasia.
"The police said it's been difficult to track these kidnappers, but my great concern is that my mother is very sick," Siasia had told BBC Sport.

"For someone who is unwell to be held against her will is not only callous, but heartbreaking and sad. So I can only keep appealing to these guys to please let my mother go. I would like for the government or whoever is capable to help me bring my mother back."

It's the second time in four years that Mrs Siasia has been kidnapped after she was held by gunmen for 12 days, before her release back in November 2015.

Siasia, who played over 50 times for his country while scoring 16 goals, had had little contact with his mother, but believe she was unwell.

Although the Bayelsa state police said they were currently trying to rescue her unharmed, the former Nantes and Lokeren striker said he was a broken man who needed the support of a nation he served. 

"What more can I do but plead for assistance from the government, police and my country that I served as a player and coach. My mother is seriously sick and this bothers me a lot. I don't know where or who to turn to at this point. I've not had a job for three years, battling with a Fifa ban appeal and to have my sick mother in the hands of kidnappers, I just feel extremely tired,’’ he had said.
Meanwhile, details of Siasia’s mother’s release would be made known as more information unfolds.

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