Rivers United Manager Stanley Eguma Kidnapped As Enugu Police Move to Action

Rivers United Manager Stanley Eguma Kidnapped As Enugu Police Move to Action

Ibitoye Shittu
June 17, 2021 at 1:33 PM
  • Rivers United handler Stanley Eguma has been abducted by gunmen who attacked him in Enugu state
  • The incident happened on Monday, June 14, when Stanley Eguma was returning to Port-Harcourt from Gombe
  • Enugu state police have now started process to free the longest serving coach in the history of the NPFL

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Stanley Eguma who is the gaffer of Nigerian Professional Football League side Rivers United has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen who abducted him in Enugu state.

The abduction was said to have occurred on Monday, June 14, when the Rivers United coach was traveling back to Port-Harcourt from Gombe with his official vehicle.

Tension started on Tuesday afternoon when players of Rivers United did not see their manager at training and all efforts to reach him on phone were futile.

The management of the club thought probably their manager was ill and needed to rest until they got to his house and he was unable to be found.

According to the latest report by The Nation and BBC, the Enugu state police command have began move to rescue Rivers United gaffer Stanley Eguma.

Daniel Ndukwe who is police spokesman in Enugu said the Commissioner of Police Mr Mohammed Aliyu has ordered the immediate rescue of Eguma.

In the history of the Nigerian topflight football, Stanley Eguma is the long serving manager having been in coaching for more than 20 years.

Eguma joined the now defunct Dolphins in 2008 and was retained by Rivers United in 2017 after the government merged Sharks and Dolphins together.

Meanwhile, Rivers United lost their last NPFL game against Adamawa United and they will be facing Katsina United on Sunday, June 20, in next game.

Rivers United manager Stanley Eguma.
Rivers United manager Stanley Eguma in action.
Source: UGC

Earlier, had reported how Liverpool forward Taiwo Awoniyi gave the sum of N400,000 to players of Kwara United for their effort in beating visiting Jigawa Golden Stars on Sunday, June 6, in NPFL game.

Taiwo Awoniyi who is currently spending his holiday in Kwara state was impressed with Kwara United's game against Jigawa Golden Stars and decided to make the players happy after the game.

Kwara United went into the encounter against Jigawa Golden Stars with the aim of redeeming themselves having lost their last away game against Akwa United in Uyo.

Biffo who is the head coach of the team decided to continue with goalkeeper Iwu Emmanuel putting former Super Eagles star Dele Aiyenugba on the bench.

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