Corps Member Dies While Watching Super Eagles AFCON Semi-Finals Penalty Shootout

Tragedy struck at a sports viewing center in Numan, Adamawa State, as a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) serving in the area, identified as Samuel from Kaduna State, reportedly passed away during the penalty shootout phase of the Nigeria vs. South Africa match on Wednesday evening. The incident occurred just moments before the final decisive kick that secured Nigeria’s victory, as reported by The Nation.

According to eyewitnesses, Samuel collapsed before the crucial penalty was taken, leading to his untimely demise. A somber post shared on social media recounted the tragic event, stating, “We lost one Nigerian during our victory celebration over South Africa at our sports viewing centre here in Numan. The corps member who is serving in Numan from Kaduna State fainted before the kick of the winning goal. He died before they could reach the hospital in Numan. May his soul rest in peace.”

NYSC Coordinator in Adamawa State, Jingi Dennis, confirmed the sad news, revealing that Samuel was pronounced dead at the General Hospital in Numan. Dennis shared, “I 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 the people around him that he did not like watching penalty shootouts. 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.”

In a separate incident, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, a former member of the House of Representatives representing the Ika Federal Constituency of Delta State, also tragically passed away on Wednesday evening while watching the AFCON semi-finals match between Nigeria and South Africa. Reports suggest that Dr. Ojougboh suffered a massive heart attack when South Africa was awarded a penalty during the match, leading to his sudden demise.

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