Kanu Believe It: Arsenal legend Nwankwo Kanu has £8,250 stolen from suitcase at Russia airport

LONDON. — Arsenal legend Nwankwo Kanu had £8 250 in cash stolen from his suitcase in Moscow after he arrived from London.

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Russian police said it was taken by two loaders at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport.

Kanu (41) reported the money missing when he reached Kaliningrad, where he was playing in a World Cup curtain raiser game organised by FIFA.

Lt-Col Irina Volk, spokeswoman for the Russian Interior Ministry, said the loaders were dealing with the baggage from a London to Moscow flight. Kanu, travelling on a British passport, had appealed for help to police in Kaliningrad.

Volk said: “The stolen cash was removed (by the loaders) and will soon be returned to the owner.”

A Russian source reported: “The World Cup has not even begun yet, but world soccer celebrities already require the help of Russian police.”

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