Nigerian football legend Nwankwo Kanu has been robbed on the way to Kaliningrad in Russia, according to reports.
TASS Russian News Agency reports that US$11,000 (approximately N4m) was stolen from the former Arsenal striker while he was traveling from London to Moscow.
Kanu’s final destination was Kaliningrad, the city that will host the Super Eagles World Cup opener against Croatia on June 16.
At Khrabrovo airport, he received his baggage, and discovered that the money was stolen when he got to his hotel.
Two Sheremetyevo Airport staff have been detained on suspicion of stealing the money.