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Nigeria: Abducted mother of ex-footballer Siasia freed

Police in Nigeria on Sunday confirmed the release of the abducted mother of former Nigerian footballer and coach Samson Siasia. Beauty Ogere Siasia was abducted by gunmen when they broke into her family apartment in July. She was kidnapped in her village in Bayelsa state, southern Nigeria, according to family members. Samson and other family members had pleaded for months for the release of beauty. A member of the Siasia family, Eworikumo Siasia told local media the Beauty Siasia has now been freed and is home with family members. Often…

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FIFA gives former Nigerian player Samson Siasia life ban

Former Nigeria coach Samson Siasia has been banned for life and fined $50,000 by Fifa for agreeing to ‘the manipulation of matches.’ Siasia was coach of Nigeria between 2010-2011 and for a spell in 2016 but the time period when Fifa believes he committed his infractions is unclear. He has also served as coach of the country’s Under-20 and Under-23 sides. In a statement, Siasia was found ‘guilty of having accepted that he would receive bribes in relation to the manipulation of matches.’ The sanction stems from an ongoing ‘large-scale…

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