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His kidnappers have released Rivers United Football Club’s Head Coach. Eguma was kidnapped along the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway at about 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 15, while returning from a Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) game in Gombe to Port Harcourt, according to Naturenex.

On Friday, June 18, the club’s General Manager, Okey Kpalukwu, acknowledged his release in a post on the club’s WhatsApp platform. “We are grateful to God for His mercy,” Kpalukwu wrote. Stanley Eguma, our Technical Manager, has been released by his kidnappers. “Gracious is our God.”

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Unidentified gunmen kidnapped the coach on Monday while returning from Gombe state, where his team had lost a Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) game to Adamawa United the previous weekend.

The club’s general manager, Okey Kpalukwu, announced Eguma’s return to freedom on the team’s WhatsApp network on Friday.

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“We are thankful for God’s mercy. Stanley Eguma, our Technical Manager, has been released by his kidnappers. He wrote, “Our God is gracious.”

The specifics of the head coach’s release from his kidnappers have yet to be revealed.

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In recent years, kidnapping for ransom has become a big issue in Nigeria. Victims of kidnapping frequently die as a result of victim resistance.

Eguma is the NPFL’s longest-serving coach. In 2008, he joined the now-defunct Dolphins FC.

He was retained as the head coach after the state government amalgamated Dolphins FC and Sharks FC in 2017 to establish River United.