Theft rocks Nigerian camp

2006-02-08 15:19
Alexandria - Thieves have raided the Nigeria team's hotel rooms, stealing thousands of dollars in cash and personal belongings.

Marseille midfielder Wilson Oruma has reported $6 000 dollars stolen while Enyimba goalkeeper Dele Aiyenugba said he was missing $2 500 dollars.

Other players reported phone sets and other personal belongings taken.

Nigeria team official Bello Osagie confirmed the incident at the Hilton Green Plaza Hotel where the team stayed for their African Nations Cup semi-final clash against Ivory Coast on Tuesday.

"The matter is now being handled by the police," said Osagie.

Nigeria will tackle Senegal in Thursday's third-place match in Cairo after both teams lost their semi-finals to Ivory Coast and Egypt, respectively.


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