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Robbers have broken into the hotel rooms of some of Nigeria's players at the African Nations Cup in Egypt.
Midfielder Wilson Oruma, who plays for French side Marseille, has reported the loss of US$6,000 from his room, while reserve goalkeeper Dele Aiyenugba said he was missing $2,500.
Other players reported mobile phone sets and other personal belongings being taken.
Nigeria team official Sunmonu Bello-Osagie confirmed the incident at the Hilton Green Plaza Hotel in Alexandria, where the team stayed for their African Nations Cup semi-final clash against Ivory Coast on Tuesday, which they lost 1-0.
"The matter is now being handled by the police," Bello-Osagie told the AFP news agency.
Nigeria will tackle Senegal in Thursday's third-place match in Cairo, after both teams respectively lost their semi-finals to the Ivory Coast and Egypt.
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