A missed shot from Victor Moses triggered the ‘heart attack’ of the Abeokuta based man.
The tension soaked quarter-final match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Elephants of Cote d’ Ivoire on Sunday claimed the life a football fan in Abeokuta, the Ogun State Capital.
A 40-year-old soccer fan suddenly slumped as he watched the match with other spectators at the Promise Viewing Centre in Oke-Sokori area of the town.
The victim was identified as Moshood Owolabi. He worked as an Engineer with the Federal Road Maintenance Agency, FERMA, Federal Ministry of Works in Abeokuta.
He was said to have been immediately rushed to a nearby clinic, Success Medical Clinic, where he was given first aid before being referred to another hospital, First Alpha.
A witness traced the death to a missed shot from Victor Moses which was stopped by an Ivorian defender.
Mr. Owolabi gave up the ghost when he was being rushed to First Alpha Hospital located in Kuforiji Olubi area of the town.