A retired soldier with the name, Joseph Oloruntoju, slumped and died on Saturday after watching AFCON qualifier between Nigeria and the Bafana Bafana of South Africa.
The Super Eagles lost 2-0 to the South African side in Uyo and Oloruntoju, who was said to have retired from the army as a sergeant, reportedly left his residence at Ajipowo area of Akure and went to the Owena Army Barracks to watch the match along with his friends.
According to report, the deceased is an ardent lover of Nigerian football, and he slumped shortly after the Eagles conceded the second goal.
The Public Relations Officer of the 32 Artillery Brigade of the Nigeria Army, Akure, Captain Ojo Adelegan, who confirmed the incident, said the man slumped in the barracks, but was not while watching football in the barracks.
He said, “He is a retired sergeant. He has a shop at our mammy market (in the barracks).
“It was discovered that his blood pressure was overshot. It was while our doctors were saving his life that he gave up the ghost. “