AFCON 2023: Sales Rep dies watching Nigeria, South African match in Ogun - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Thursday, February 8, 2024

AFCON 2023: Sales Rep dies watching Nigeria, South African match in Ogun

A sales representative with one of the multi-national manufacturing companies in Nigeria, Nestle, on Wednesday evening died, while watching the semi-final match between Nigeria and the Republic of South Africa in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.

The 43-years old man, identified as Mikail Osundiji allegedly died as a result of shock after the centre referee cancelled the Nigeria's second goal against South Africa, scored by striker Victor Osimhen.

It was gathered that the late Osun State-born Osundiji, a father of two did not show any sign of sickness prior the football encounter which he watched at a football viewing center at the Federal Housing Estate, Olomoore, Abeokuta.

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 viewing center.

"That was when other people at the viewing center rushed to him and took him to one of the private hospitals in Olomoore where the doctor on duty pronounced him dead".

She disclosed that late Osundiji has been buried on Thursday afternoon according to Islamic rites, stressing that "we cannot take his corpse to Okuku in Osun State because he still has a father, mother and two children who are of 12 and seven years respectfully".

Lamenting the death of his younger brother, Nofisat however, appealed to the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun to come to the assistance of the family, through scholarships, so as to enable the children left behind complete their education, up to the university level.

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