Five Nigerians Dies while watching Super Eagles AFCON semi-final match

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February 9, 2024.

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Azonuchechi Chukwu.

At least five persons have died while watching the semi-final match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Bafana Bafana of South Africa, in the ongoing African Cup of Nations, AFCON, in Cote D’Ivoire.

A 43-year-old man, Mikail Osundiji, has been added to the list of Nigerians that lost their lives while watching the semi-final football match between Nigeria and the Republic of South Africa.

It was gathered that Osundiji went into shock and died while watching the match at a public football viewing centre in Olomoore area of Abeokuta in Ogun State.

The father of two reportedly died when the referee cancelled Nigeria’s second goal against South Africa, by Victor Osimhen.

Relatives said the deceased did not show any sign of sickness prior to his death.

An elder sister to the deceased, Mrs. Adetunji Nofisat, explained that Osundiji suddenly breathed out heavily after the cancellation of the Nigeria’s second goal, lowered his head and consequently fell to the ground at the football viewing center.

“That was when other people at the football viewing center rushed to him and took him to one of the private hospitals in Olomoore before the doctor on duty pronounced him dead”, the deceased’s sister said.

Nofisat however, disclosed that the remains of the deceased had been buried on Thursday afternoon according to the Islamic rites.

“We cannot take his corpse to his hometown, Okuku in Osun State because he still has a father, mother and two children who are of 12 and seven years of age”, she said.

Nofisat appealed to the state governor, Dapo Abiodun to come to the assistance of the family, particularly through scholarships so as to enable the children left behind complete their education, up to the university level.

Naija247news reports that other Nigerians that died as a result of the football match which Nigeria won 4:2 on penalty include:

  • Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, former Executive Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
  • Alhaji Ayuba Olaitan Abdullahi, deputy Bursar of Kwara state University (KWASU) Malete.
  • A corps member in Adamawa State
  • Finally, Chief Osondu Nwoye, the richest motor spare part dealer in Cote d’Ivoire.(www.naija247news.com).
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