The money was stolen from the ex-Arsenal man ’s luggage by the baggage handlers at the Khrabrovo Airport, TASS Russian News Agency reports.
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Lieutenant Colonel Irina Volk, the spokeswoman for the Russian Interior Ministry, said the loaders were dealing with the baggage from a London to Moscow flight.
The loaders, aged 30 and 36, face criminal investigation and could be sent to jail for up to six years.
“ Nigeria will be a big surprise, for sure. We have good young and talented players; they are hungry for victories and want to do well – for themselves and for the country,” Kanu was quoted as saying to UK’s Mirror newspaper.