A National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member serving in Adamawa State identified as Peter Yunana on Wednesday night slumped and died while watching Nigeria’s Super Eagles clash with South Africa.
The enthralling first semi-final match of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2023 ended in penalties.
The NYSC Coordinator in the state, Mr. Jingi Dennis in a telephone conversation confirmed the tragic incident.
He said the deceased was rushed to General Hospital in Numan by his colleagues but he could not be revived.
He said, “l received the news of his death last night, I hope to have more details today.
“According to his colleagues who went with him to watch the match, the late corps member told them that he doesn’t like watching penalty shootout, he then bowed his head and all of a sudden he collapsed.
“He was confirmed dead at the General Hospital in Numan by the doctor.”
Earlier on Thursday, it was reported the news of the death of Cairo Ojougboh, a former Presidential Adviser on National Assembly Matters to former President Goodluck Jonathan.
According to a family source, Ojougboh died after he slumped while watching the match.
The source added that his corpse had been taken to the mortuary.
Ojuogboh was a former House Of Representatives member who represented Ika Federal Constituency between 2003 and 2007.
He is also the immediate past Director of Projects on the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).