Sports Turkey Coup: Nigerians Panic, As Okocha, Kanu Remain Trapped


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Nigerian football legends, Nwankwo Kanu and Austin Jay Jay Okocha got stuck in Turkey following a failed coup which happened in the country on Friday, July 15, Vanguard reports.

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Kanu and Okocha were in Turkey for the charity game organised by Cameroon legend Samuel Eto’o which was scheduled to hold on Saturday, July 16 in Antalaya. Eto’o has now postponed the charity game-which is to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of his Fundación Privadao- following the unrest in Turkey.

An attempted coup on Friday, July 15 which left several hundreds dead had the whole country in disarray leading to the postponement of the match.

The Nigerian greats alongside a number of football stars were already in Antalya to support Eto’o when the failed coup was staged.

Eto’o’s Fundación Privada was created 10 years ago as a non-profit organisation striving to raise awareness of the needs of the African continent.

However, Nigerians are worried about the whereabouts of their star footbalers.