A former Oxford United player and one of Wycombe Wanderers’ youngest-ever players has been attacked by robbers.

At around 11am on Friday, June 28, two men armed with a Taser and a hammer broke into a property in Benmead Road in Kidlington.

One of the inhabitants inside the house happened to be the former Chairboys man, Ikechi Anya.

The ex-Scottish international, who is of Nigerian and Romanian descent, was confronted by the intruders who also attacked Anya’s mother.

The stolen watches were a Chopard Classic Racing Superfast with the Watford FC badge and ‘April 2015’ engraved on it, a Hublot Classic Fusion Original Black Magic 33mm, and a Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34mm black.

The watches are worth around £20,000 with the perpetrators feeling the scene a black motorcycle that they arrived on, which was not displaying index plates.

Both offenders were wearing motorcycle helmets and dark clothing but one was described as white and the other as mixed heritage background.

One of them was carrying a dark-coloured rucksack.

Following the incident, the emergency services were called.

Investigating officer Detective Inspector Kate May, of the Priority Crime Team, said: “I understand this may be concerning for the community but there is nothing to suggest there is any wider threat to the public.

“I am appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this aggravated burglary, the motorcyclists in the vicinity or has information about it to please get in touch.

 “Also, if you have any CCTV footage or any dash-cam footage if you were in the area around the time, I’d also ask that you check any recordings in case it has captured something that could assist our investigation.

“You can make a report by calling 101 or via our website, quoting reference number 43240305029.       

“Alternatively, you can report information anonymously to the independent charity, Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555 111 or via its website.”

Anya initially began his career with Oxford United before joining Wycombe in 2003 following his release from the Us that summer aged 15.

He spent the 2003/04 season in the academy, before making his first team debut for the Chairboys in August 2004, at the age of 16 years, eight months and 25 days, when he appeared against Aldershot Town in an EFL Trophy fixture.

In all, he would play 25 times for the Adams Park side across three years in the first-team, with 17 of these appearances coming during the 2006/07 campaign.

After his exit that summer, he would go on to have spells at Oxford City, Halesowen Town, Northampton Town, Sevilla, Celta Vigo, Granada, Cadiz, Watford, and Derby County.

He also appeared 29 times for Scotland, scoring on three occasions.

One of his strikes was against Germany, just two months after they were crowned World Cup champions in 2014.