Former Nigerian Pro footballer, Kanu Nwankwo was robbed in an airport in Russia, on his way to take part in the FIFA Legenda game on Sunday.
According to the Moscow Times reports, former Nigerian football star Nwankwo Kanu had $11,000 (£8,000) stolen from his bag over the weekend while travelling from Russia’s Sheremetyevo airport in the capital, Moscow, to the province of Kaliningrad along the Baltic coast.
The 41-year-old ex super Eagles player, was on his way to take part in a Fifa Legends game on Sunday ahead of the World Cup tournament, which kicks off on 14 June in Kaliningrad .
Russia’s interior ministry, however noted that two baggage handlers had been detained after Kanu discovered the money missing when he arrived in Kaliningrad, one of 11 Russian cities to host matches.
“Two handlers who unloaded baggage from the London-to-Moscow flight and stole the money from the passenger’s luggage have been identified and detained,” the ministry said in an online statement.
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