Death toll hit 3 as another Nigerian dies watching Super Eagles vs South Africa AFCON match

The deputy bursar of Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, Alh. Ayuba Abdullahi, on Wednesday night, died while watching the semi-final match between Nigeria and South Africa in the ongoing 2023 AFCON tournament.

Sources within the school said that Abdullahi died while watching the match at a viewing center in Sango area of Ilorin metropolis.

Abdullahi was buried on Thursday morning in Ilorin according to Islamic rites.

The director of public relations of KWASU, Dr Saeedat Aliyu, confirmed the death of Abdullahi on Thursday.

“This is to announce the death of Mr. Ayuba Olaitan Abdullahi of Bursary Department.

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

“May Allah forgive all his sins and grant him Aljannah firdaus. Aameen,” Aliyu said in a statement on Thursday.