This is so sad.
A 40 year-old man in
Abeokuta, Ogun State, collapsed and died at a viewing centre while watching the match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria
and the Elephants of Ivory Coast on Sunday.
The man, Moshood Ismail, was a father of two and an engineer with the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency.
reports that in the early minutes of the game, he became agitated and
later collapsed when an Ivorien defender deflected a goal-bound shot
from Victor Moses. Then he started foaming on the mouth
and was immediately rushed to Success Medical Clinic where no doctor
was available to attend to him. The nurses at the hospital however, gave
him some first aid treatment before he was taken to another hospital
but he died on the way to the hospital he was referred to.
A source told Punch
that while they were on their way to the second hospital, the vehicle gear got damaged and they took a taxi. “When we got to the hospital, the doctor confirmed him dead,
” he was quoted as saying.
The ongoing matches at the African Cup of Nations
are not being aired on any local TV station in Nigeria, therefore, most
people who don’t have access to Cable TV have to go to such crowded
viewing centers to watch the matches.
So sad. May his soul Rest in Peace.