Turkey coup: Kanu, Okocha trapped

TVC E. Following the unrest in Turkey, unfortunately the 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.

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  because of this has now postponed the charity game.

The Nigerian footballers alongside a number of football stars were already in Antalya to support Eto’o when the failed coup was staged. Ghana’s  Stephen Appiah  and  Michael Essien  and Ivory Coast’s  Kolo Toure  were some of the African football stars already in the country.

The football stars are all safe and are currently returning to their respective bases. Marcel Desailly,  Carles Puyol,  Deco  and former England manager  Fabio Capello  were also in Turkey for the game. The likes of  Lionel Messi,  Neymar,  Luis Suarez,  Diego Maradona,  Eden Hazard,  Didier Drogba  and  Arda Turan  were all scheduled to play in a game between a World Stars side and Turkey Stars team. 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.

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