A 16-year-old unnamed boy from a Nigerian soccer team has been missing since Sunday in Rock Hill, S.C. The team is scheduled to play the Rock Hill Discoveries Soccer Club 96 Green today and then return to Nigeria on Thursday.
Sam Okpodu, who is executive director for the South Carolina Youth Soccer Association, told the Rock Hill Herald, "We want to believe that he will return before the team leaves. We're putting our hopes on that right now. He's a young fellow. I don't think he knows anybody here."
The coach told police that an unknown Facebook friend might be helping the teenager. He has been entered into the National Crime Information Center as a runaway.
Rock Hill is the last stop in South Carolina for the Nigerians, who previously played in Charleston, Columbia and Greenville.