Afcon23: Images+Data of Nigerians Including The APC Chieftain Who Died During Nigeria vs S/Africa Match

The match, which concluded with a 1-1 scoreline after extra time, proceeded to a penalty shootout

Here are the Images and the Data of Nigerians Including The APC Chieftain Who Died During the Semi final Clash Between Nigeria & South Africa.

Durring The course of our semi-final match, we tragically lost few supporters. In a cruel twist of fate, their fervent passion for the beautiful game unwittingly led them to their final moments. The match, which concluded with a 1-1 scoreline after extra time, proceeded to a penalty shootout and unfortunately resulted in the tragic loss of at least five lives among the Nigerian population during that period.

During regular time, the Super Eagles of Nigeria and South Africa’s Bafana Bafana scored their goals from penalties.

William Troost-Ekong, the Nigerian captain, scored the 67-minute kick for the Super Eagles, while Teboho Mokoena of the Bafana Bafana equalised from the 90th-minute spot-kick for the South Africans. Also Revealed That During the penalty shootouts in the match, at least five Nigerians were confirmed dead. See their list below:

Cairo Ojougboh, an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain and former member of the House of Representatives, who represented the Ika federal constituency of Delta state at the national assembly, reportedly died when the penalty was awarded against Nigeria.

A source privy to the incident said: “As soon as a penalty kick was awarded against Nigeria during the AFCON match with South Africa on Wednesday’s semi-final clash in Bouake, Ivory Coast, he slumped.” 

Corps member Samuel, Another sad incident during the AFCON semi-final clash was the passing away of an NYSC member identified only as Samuel. Samuel, said to be from Kaduna was undergoing his one-year service in Adamawa, when he died.

He reportedly passed away during the penalty shootout. According to The Punch, his death was confirmed by the Adamawa state coordinator of the NYSC, Jingi Dennis, on Thursday, February 8. Dennis said Samuel was certified dead at the General Hospital in Numan. 

Mikhail Osundiji, Osundiji was another Nigerian who died watching the semi-final match between Nigeria and South Africa on Wednesday in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital. The deceased was said to be a sales representative working with Nestle. The Punch reported that Osundiji slumped and died over suspected shock when the referee cancelled Nigeria’s second goal by Victor Osimhen. 

Osondu Nwoye, Chief Nwoye, an Anambra-born billionaire, was one of the prominent Nigerians who died during the Nigeria vs South Africa match. He was reported to be an avid lover of football. His death was reportedly announced by a Facebook user, Chukwudi Iwuchukwu, on Thursday. He was said to have travelled to Bouake to watch the match live and died when the referee cancelled Osimhen’s goal due to shock. 

Obi Cubana’s friend, Billionaire businessman Obinna Iyiegbu, better known as Obi Cubana, also lost his good friend, whom he called “Nwachinemelu’ as a result of the match. He took to his Insta story to complain after the death of his friend on Wednesday. According to him, the match took some good people away that day. 



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