The Super Eagles has mourned their fans who died during the course of their victory against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in the semi-final of the ongoing AFCON in Ivory Coast.
The full time and extra time of the game played on Wednesday ended 1-1 and proceeded into penalty shootout.
The penalty shootout saw Super Eagles goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali save the kicks to end it all 4-2 in favour of Nigeria.
However, the tensed nature of the game led to the death of some Nigerians while watching back home.
Concise News elarnt that one Cairo Ojougboh, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress and medical doctor died during the Nigeria vs South Africa match.
Also, the Deputy Bursar of Kwara State University Malete, Ayuba Abdullahi, on Wednesday night, died while watching the semi-final.
A member of the National Youth Service Corpse, Samuel, died while watching the game. Also, High Chief Osondu Nwoye who was the richest Igbo businessman based in Ivory Coast lost his life to cardiac arrest during the penalty shootouts.
Mourning the departed, the Super Eagles said, “During the course of our semi-final match, we tragically lost few supporters. In a cruel twist of fate, their fervent passion for the beautiful game unwittingly led them to their final moments.
“As the Nigeria vs South Africa match unfolded, they were lost in the thrill of the game, unaware of the looming danger. May their souls find eternal peace, forever remembered for their love of football and the togetherness it brings. Rest in peace.”