A retired soldier of the Nigerian Army, identified as Joseph Oloruntoju, slumped and died on Saturday after watching the Nation’s Cup qualifier between Nigeria and the Bafana Bafana of South Africa.
A source described the deceased as an ardent lover of Nigerian football, adding that he slumped shortly after the Eagles conceded the second goal. He was reportedly rushed to an undisclosed private hospital where he was confirmed dead.
The Public Relations Officer of the 32 Artillery Brigade of the Nigeria Army, Akure, Captain Ojo Adelegan, who confirmed the incident, said the man slumped in the barracks, but was not while watching football in the barracks.
He said, “He is a retired sergeant. He has a shop at our mammy market (in the barracks).
“It was discovered that his blood pressure was overshot. It was while our doctors were saving his life that he gave up the ghost. “