Man Dies Watching Nigeria – Ivory Coast Match

Published 6 years ago by: Direct
at 09:07 PM, 4/02/2013 (6 years ago)

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An engineer with Nigeria’s Federal Road Maintenance Agency, FERMA collapsed and died yesterday in Abeokuta, capital of Ogun state, after Ivory Coast netted the equaliser in the Nigeria – Ivory Coast quarter-final match in the African Nations Cup tournament in South Africa.
The man, identified as Owolabi Ismail had a sudden heart attack at a viewing centre popularly called,”Promise Stadium” which is located at Lanlepe compound, Oke-Sokori,Abeokuta. He died while he was being taken to the hospital. He had since been buried according to Islamic rites.
A witness said Owolabi slumped when the Ivorians equalised Nigeria’s first half goal lead. Nigeria eventually won the game, with another goal scored in the second half.According to him: “We were watching the match at the viewing centre with much anticipation and anxiety from everybody. He was so much in the match that he did not want any distraction from anybody. Immediately our boys fired in the first goal, the excitement was so much that he was dancing and praising God and when the Ivorians equalised, he collapsed instantly and we have to rush him to a nearby hospital where there was no doctor on hand to attend to him only to give up the ghost while being taken to another hospital in the area”, he narrated.
Owolabi’s elder sister, Rashidat said that her late brother, popularly called Engineer or Baba Ibrahiim was survived by aged parents, two children, a male and female. Sympathisers and mourners were trooping into his residence to condole with the family members over the tragedy.

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Lateef67 at 10:05 PM, 4/02/2013 (6 years ago)
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Sory oooooo orun ire ooo dats a big sacrefise
winace at 10:17 PM, 4/02/2013 (6 years ago)
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Wat a loss and nigeria later win. Some people dat are not healthy at aheart shld not watch sensitive match like dis. May he rest in peace.
PidginMOUTH at 10:45 PM, 4/02/2013 (6 years ago)
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sad rip
holaolu1 at 12:48 AM, 5/02/2013 (6 years ago)
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dlimelite at 01:00 AM, 5/02/2013 (6 years ago)
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So sad. Some ppl who have certain conditions shouldnt watch serious competitive games like this. Rest in peace
deboalabi262 at 01:06 AM, 5/02/2013 (6 years ago)
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Walahi, the guy no get any shock absorber.....uhhhh RIPP

moniconyez at 01:21 AM, 5/02/2013 (6 years ago)
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Die For Naija Cos They Lose Or Win MATCH? HELL NO. For Wetin na? Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry

arsenal123 at 04:27 AM, 5/02/2013 (6 years ago)
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Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad...RIP..
Idbabe at 11:39 AM, 5/02/2013 (6 years ago)
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Wahala dey ooo, abi dem wan come share the money with am ni?
PidginMOUTH at 01:46 PM, 5/02/2013 (6 years ago)
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