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Nigerian Man Dies Of Heart Attack Watching AFCON 2013 Football Match

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Feb 13, 2013 – Retired Banker Dies Of Heart Attack Watching Nigeria Vs Burkina Faso Football Match

A retired banker, Felix Bassey, 65, reportedly died on  Sunday, while watching the finals of the just-concluded Africa Cup of Nation (AFCON) game during which Nigeria defeated Burkina Faso, 1-0.

The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, gathered from a reliable source at The Eko Hospital, Ikeja, that the deceased was believed to have died of a heart-related ailment while watching the match at his residence in Akute area of Lagos.

Bassey, slumped during the match was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead by doctors on duty.

The source, who pleaded anonymity, told NAN that a member of the family confirmed that late Bassey had been hypertensive, prior to his death. “The wife, one of the matrons in the hospital, happened to be on night duty when Bassey was rushed to the hospital,’’ it said.

Meanwhile, the remains of late Bassey had since been deposited at the hospital morgue. (NAN)



  1. Smashyjane

    February 13, 2013 at 3:29 PM

    Hmmm..wat a pity..wat kan government do abt it nw?it means total ntin..wel we tnk God 4wat pls lovers of football b mindful watchin footbal mostly wen u knw ur state of health is hypertensive.

  2. Okon cindy

    February 13, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    May his soul rest in peace amen

  3. Dany

    February 14, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    It was d avenue for his death coz he knew he hadn,t d heart,y did he watch? U all knw dat nigerian cultural way of footballing is heart and breath taking.


    February 26, 2013 at 5:04 PM

    What this story teach all

  5. Mae

    April 12, 2013 at 4:10 AM

    Well,he wasn’t strong enough 2 watch dat great match,which NGR won… U knw,losin in de final is a bad thing 2 de team n country. NGR havin styin 4 19yrs wtout winnin ds trophy,it ws a must dat they shd win. I knew they’ll win it afta beatin ivory coast. I alws hail arsenal fans,bcuz de club alws disappoint em. If ds kind of issue happn all d fans,by nw we wldnt ve had any arsenal fan…

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