Former Super Eagles Captain, Nwankwo Kanu, was robbed of £8,000 (approximately N4million) in the city where Nigeria is to play their opening Group D match against Croatia on June 16.
The money was stolen from the ex-Arsenal man ’s luggage by the baggage handlers at the Khrabrovo Airport, TASS Russian News Agency reports.
Lieutenant Colonel Irina Volk, the spokeswoman for the Russian Interior Ministry, said the loaders were dealing with the baggage from a London to Moscow flight.
The loaders, aged 30 and 36, face criminal investigation and could be sent to jail for up to six years.
“ Nigeria will be a big surprise, for sure. We have good young and talented players; they are hungry for victories and want to do well – for themselves and for the country,” Kanu was quoted as saying to UK’s Mirror newspaper.
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