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AFCON: KWASU bursar dies watching Nigeria vs South Africa match


The Deputy Bursar of Kwara State University (KWASU) Malete, Alhaji Ayuba Olaitan Abdullahi, on Wednesday night died while watching the semi-final match between Nigeria and South Africa in the ongoing AFCON competition.

Nigeria won the tension soaked match against South Africa by four goals to two which was decided by penalty kick after a 1-1 draw at extra time of the match.

Sources said that the deputy bursar died after he went to watch the match at a sports center in Sango-Kulende area of Ilorin metropolis very close to his house where the incident occurred.

According to the source, Ayuba watched the game till the end of the extra time when he felt uncomfortable and was rushed to a private hospital in the area where he gave up the ghost.

“The deputy Bursar watched the Nigeria/South Africa match from the beginning till the end of the extra time and when it was the time for penalty kick, he complained that he was feeling dizzy, so he said he needs to go back home and rest not knowing that his blood pressure had gone up.

“So on getting home, he collapsed and he was rushed to private hospital in Sango from where he was referred to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) and before he could be attended to , he died”, the source said.

He was buried on Thursday morning according to Islamic rites.

A statement issued later by the University and signed by Dr Saedat Aliyu, announced the death of Mr. Ayuba Olaitan Abdullahi of the bursary department.

“Janazah will hold this morning, and his remains will be interred at the Hausa Muslim cemetery, Apata Yakuba, Oyun area, Ilorin, at 9 am.

“May Allah forgive all his sins and grant him Aljannah firdaus,” the statement added.

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