Kenyan Chelsea fan dies during united vs chelsea match

Date: 14-04-2011 11:02 am (9 years ago) | Author: Theodore
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- at 14-04-2011 11:02 AM (9 years ago)
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A 21-year old woman described by family members as ‘a staunch Chelsea supporter’ died on the way to hospital after fainting just minutes after Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez scored the first goal in yesterday's Champions League quarter finals clash between the Red Devils and The Blues.

Tabitha Nyambura, who was an aviation student, was watching the game with her mother and other family members at home in Kiserian, a town which is about thirty kilometres from Nairobi City, when she passed out just seconds after Hernandez scored the opener.


“After Manchester United scored the first goal, she simply said, ‘United will win this match’ and then took three deep breaths before falling down,” her mother told Citizen TV.

“She died on the way as we rushed her to hospital. She was shocked because she never expected Manchester United to win.”

Her father who was not at home at that time told the TV station that Tabitha was a staunch Chelsea supporter and watched all their matches in the English Premier League.

“I was away but she loved Chelsea and watched all their matches and that of other teams. She also liked to play football occasionally while at home,” the father said.

The family was awaiting post-mortem results to ascertain the cause of her death.

This is not the first time a Kenyan fan has died because of football matches happening far away in England.

In May 2009, Seuleiman Alphonso Omondi, an ardent Arsenal fan committed suicide after Manchester United eliminated the Gunners from the Champions League.

And last year in March, a Manchester United fan, 19-year old Abubakar Baishe was repeatedly stabbed by a fellow school-mate, who was an Arsenal fan. Baishe was stabbed in the left side of his abdomen after United beat Liverpool on March 21 2010, though survived the tragic incident.



http://www.goal.com/en/news/89/africa/2011/04/13/2439919/kenyan-chelsea-fan-dies-minutes-after-manchester-united


Posted: at 14-04-2011 11:02 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
- sundaystev at 14-04-2011 01:06 PM (9 years ago)
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dem no well
Posted: at 14-04-2011 01:06 PM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- mat-James at 14-04-2011 01:14 PM (9 years ago)
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football palaver
Posted: at 14-04-2011 01:14 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- chicanorose at 14-04-2011 01:15 PM (9 years ago)
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RIP dear
 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

Posted: at 14-04-2011 01:15 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Alphamale at 14-04-2011 01:32 PM (9 years ago)
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Ewu!...'dinking panadol for Abramovich's head-ache'.

I'm sure some Chelsea players even went to club after the defeat by Manchester.
Posted: at 14-04-2011 01:32 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- popo2009 at 14-04-2011 01:33 PM (9 years ago)
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awww Goodbye my fellow Blues Supporter
We the Blues Family miss you...RIP
Posted: at 14-04-2011 01:33 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- eomo at 14-04-2011 01:44 PM (9 years ago)
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Football should be broadcasted with caution "NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED".
Posted: at 14-04-2011 01:44 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- mediaexcell at 14-04-2011 01:45 PM (9 years ago)
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It's sad and at the same time stupid to die something like that..
Rip...blues forever !
Posted: at 14-04-2011 01:45 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- mediaexcell at 14-04-2011 01:47 PM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: mediaexcell on 14-04-2011 01:45 PM
It's sad and at the same time stupid to die becos of something like that..
Rip...blues forever !
Posted: at 14-04-2011 01:47 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- LEONE at 14-04-2011 01:55 PM (9 years ago)
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Too much to take i guess,RIP gurl.
Posted: at 14-04-2011 01:55 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- uzjosh at 14-04-2011 01:59 PM (9 years ago)
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Cheiyaaaaaaaaaaaa sory ooooooooooooooo
Posted: at 14-04-2011 01:59 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Pepesy at 14-04-2011 01:59 PM (9 years ago)
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RIP
Posted: at 14-04-2011 01:59 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- popo2009 at 14-04-2011 02:09 PM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: eomo on 14-04-2011 01:44 PM
Football should be broadcasted with caution "NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED".
How would you do that?
Posted: at 14-04-2011 02:09 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- skyleo at 14-04-2011 02:20 PM (9 years ago)
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That is the spirt of football, RIP
Posted: at 14-04-2011 02:20 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- solid_solid at 14-04-2011 02:22 PM (9 years ago)
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nawaoooo  ...
Posted: at 14-04-2011 02:22 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Idbabe at 14-04-2011 02:44 PM (9 years ago)
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Nothing is worth dying for ooo
Posted: at 14-04-2011 02:44 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- simele at 14-04-2011 03:06 PM (9 years ago)
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truly football lover
Posted: at 14-04-2011 03:06 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- CLASSIQUEICON at 14-04-2011 03:27 PM (9 years ago)
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Rest peace my dear! da blues for real.
Posted: at 14-04-2011 03:27 PM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- silvatee at 14-04-2011 03:35 PM (9 years ago)
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 i have always told this chealsea fans that they will all die 4 manchester united to move foward.any how sha RIP the blues
Posted: at 14-04-2011 03:35 PM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- yukicares4u at 14-04-2011 03:46 PM (9 years ago)
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hmmmm RIP


sm pple re rlly emotionally attached 2 dis game called soccer!
Posted: at 14-04-2011 03:46 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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