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BREAKING: Rivers United coach kidnapped by unknown gunmen

Stanley Eguma, head coach of Rivers United, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen while he was returning from an NPFL game in Enugu.

Eguma was allegedly abducted on Monday on his way from Gombe state where his team lost to Adamawa United.

“Since the players and other staff members left Enugu yesterday, we didn’t hear from them. Then the management got the news that Eguma had been kidnapped,” a source close to the club revealed to TheCable.

“The players and staff members slept in Enugu and he didn’t show up the following morning. They thought he slept in Markudi. The kidnappers are now negotiating with the club management.”

Stanley Eguma joined Rivers United more than three years ago and has helped the clubside become a regular in the Nigerian Professional Football league. He led the club to second place in the 2016 Nigerian Premier League which qualified them for the 2017 CAF Champions League for the first time.

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