• Samson Siasia’s Mom released by Kidnappers after paying some ransom

    Samson Siasia’s Mom released by Kidnappers after paying some ransom

    Report reaching ADELOVE stated that Madam Beauty Ogere Siasia, mother of Nigeria U23 coach Samson Siasia, has been released by her abductors 12 days after she was kidnapped.

    The coach had cried out that he wasn’t a rich man and there was no way he could have raised the initial N150 million naira asked for, which was later cut to N50 million then N32 million before they finally agreed to take whatever the Siasia family could offer, an amount which is […]

  • Coach Siasia releases list of 21 players for Under 23 Nations Cup … See full List

    Coach Siasia releases list of 21 players for Under 23 Nations Cup … See full List

    Samson Siasia, the Nigerian U-23 Coach, has announced a 21-player list for the upcoming Africa U – 23 Cup of Nations to take place in Senegal. Golden Boot winner at the 2015 Fifa Under 17 World Cup, Victor Osimhen, and Liverpool loanee Taiwo Awoniyi are the big names on the list.

    In the Nigeria Under 23s latest friendly, they were held to a 1 – 1 draw by the Under 20 National Team of Gambia, with skipper Oghenekaro Etebo opening scoring […]

  • Siasia’s Mom will return safely soon – IG Police, Arase assures

    Siasia’s Mom will return safely soon – IG Police, Arase assures

    Solomon Arase, the Inspector General of Police assures safe return of Samson Siasia’s 72-year-old mother, who was abducted from her home at Odoni community of Sagama Local Council Area of Bayelsa State on Tuesday by unknown persons.

    Arase, who spoke in Ibadan on Wednesday, explained little challenge the Police force seems facing, said the major challenge the force had faced in securing the release of the national U-23 team coach’s mother was the terrain in which the abductors operate. See Excerpts:

    “The […]

  • Siasia begs Abductors to free his aged Mother while he focus on winning ticket for Olympics

    Siasia begs Abductors to free his aged Mother while he focus on winning ticket for Olympics

    Samson Siasia, U-23 Nigerian Coach has begged those who kidnapped his mother to free her to allow him focus on winning a ticket to next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

    It would be recalled that Madam Ogere Siasia, 72, who was the only one at home taking care of her father was, according to coach Siasia, abducted in the village of Odoni, Bayelsa State, by three men on motorbike.

    Former Nigeria coach Siasia said: “Right now I am confused, from the […]

  • Arik Airline denies having Aircraft problem with U-23 team – See what they had to say

    Arik Airline denies having Aircraft problem with U-23 team – See what they had to say

    The management of Arik Airline yesterday debunked the report that its aircraft lost an engine and tyre on the Accra-Banjul flight which had the national U-23 team on board.

    Debunking the claim, Spokesman of the airline, Mr. Adebanji Ola stressed that the U-23 team and other passengers on board the aircraft were never in danger of an air accident.

    According to him, “Against the reports in the dailies, none of the aircraft in question lost a tyre on landing in Accra and […]

  • Siasia and U-23 team escape plane crash in Ghana earlier today

    Siasia and U-23 team escape plane crash in Ghana earlier today

    According to NFF, Nigerian U-23 team and the coaches including Samson Siasia escaped death in Ghana on Sunday morning when their plane developed technical faults on the air and made emergency landing.

    The team were on their way to Gambia where they are expected to hold a 10-day pre-Africa U-23 Cup of Nations camping. The tournament, an African qualifying championship for the football event of the Rio 2016 Olympics, will hold in Senegal later this month.

    Report on the website of Nigeria […]

  • Though Siasia was queried, but no intention to sack him – NFF

    Though Siasia was queried, but no intention to sack him – NFF

    A member of the Technical Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Ahmed Yusuf Fresh, has stated that the football house has no intention of sacking U-23 national team coach Samson Siasia.

    Yusuf said media reports that suggested the impending sack of Siasia after a rash of media interviews on the state of affairs in the U-23 team’s camp were a clear misrepresentation of facts.

    “There has never been a time we in the technical committee or at the executive committee level […]

  • Don’t Blame me If Nigeria Fails to Qualify – Samson Siasia says

    Don’t Blame me If Nigeria Fails to Qualify – Samson Siasia says

    Chief Coach of Nigeria’s U-23 national team, Samson Siasia says that he should not be blamed if Nigeria fails to qualify for the Rio Olympics next month because his team has been treated like “orphans”.

    According to him, the team has not been paid their allowances in the last 9 months and they have not been provided with training kits as well.

    “Nigerians should know that we are not well prepared (for the championship) and I should not be held responsible for […]