The tragic death of the Deputy Bursar of Kwara State University Malete, Alhaji Ayuba Abdullahi, while watching the Nigeria vs South Africa AFCON semi-final match has left many in shock. Abdullahi collapsed after watching the tense encounter for 120 minutes and complained of feeling dizzy before collapsing at home. He was rushed to a hospital but unfortunately passed away. His funeral was held in accordance with Islamic rites.
This is not the only instance of a Nigerian losing their life while watching the football match. Another tragic incident occurred in Numan, Adamawa state, where a member of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) collapsed and died while watching the match. His death came just before the last penalty shootout that secured Nigeria’s victory.
These incidents highlight the passion and excitement that football brings, but they also serve as a reminder of the importance of taking care of one’s health. It is essential for individuals to be aware of their physical condition and to seek medical attention if they experience any symptoms of illness or discomfort.
Football is undoubtedly a thrilling sport that brings people together, but it is crucial to prioritize one’s well-being and not let the excitement overshadow personal health concerns. May the souls of Alhaji Ayuba Abdullahi and the NYSC member rest in peace, and may their families find strength during this difficult time.