Stanley Eguma: Rivers United Head Coach Abducted by Unknown Gunmen

Stanley Eguma, Rivers United manager and the longest servicing coach in Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) was kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

The Enugu state Police in the south-east Nigeria confirmed the alleged kidnap of the Rivers United coach.

In a statement, the police says the abduction of the manager occurred on Tuesday, 15 June when returning back from Gombe state in which Rivers United play Adamawa United previous weekend.

The police says two men traveling with coach Eguma filed the complaint as they alleged that “unidentified gunmen” attacked them.

Rivers United are yet to release a statement on the incident as the club General Manager tells newsmen that they will “respond soon on the issue”.

Eguma, who is the longest serving coach in NPFL, joined the now defunct Dolphins in 2008.

Rivers United retained him in 2017 after the State Government merged Sharks and Dolphins to form the Port Harcourt club.

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Eguma is the second high profile kidnapping to NPFL coaches in recent times.

Abdulahi Biffo, then of Katsina United spent three weeks at the hands of kidnappers in 2019.

How Stanley Eguma got kidnapped

Two men filed a complaint on Thursday to the command Anti-Kidnapping Unit.

This was according to a statement by the police state’s spokesperson ASP Daniel Ndukwe release.

The men alleged that unidentified gunmen used “white-coloured Hilux van to trail us”.

The unknown gunmen and force their own black-coloured Hilux van in which Eguma and the two men are.

Narrating further, they said “the unidentified gunmen pushed both of them out and drives off with the victim”.

The Enugu state commissioner of police, Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu launches full-scale investigation to rescue the coach.

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