Mr Ismaili and the viewing center
While some of us are still busy celebrating the victory of the Super Eagles of Nigeria over the Elephants of Cote...the story is unfortunately different for the family of the Ismails', whose 40-year-old father slummed and died while watching that same match on Sunday.According to PUNCH; Moshood Ismail on Sunday collapsed and died at a viewing centre in Abeokuta, Ogun State, while watching the match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Elephants of Cote.
Ismail, a father of two and an engineer with the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency, caused a commotion inside the viewing centre when he suddenly collapsed in the early minutes of the game.
An eyewitness, who pleaded anonymity, said that Ismail became agitated and later collapsed when an Ivorien defender deflected a goal-bound shot from Victor Moses.
Ismail’s neighbor, Taiwo Adebayo, who was also at the viewing centre when the incident occurred, said, “He (Ismail) fell on the ground and immediately started foaming in the mouth before he later died.”
“We were together when the match started. When Moses fired a shot and it was deflected by an opposing player, he (Ismail) fell and started foaming in the mouth.
“We immediately rushed him to a clinic. When we got to Success Medical Clinic, the doctor was not available and the nurses gave him first aid treatment.“He was referred to another hospital (First Alpha). But on our way, the vehicle gear got damaged and we took a taxi.“When we got to the hospital, the doctor confirmed him dead.
But the Medical Director, Success Medical Clinic, Sulaiman Kolawole, said,
“The man was brought in dead. It is supposed to be a heart attack, because he looked weak, like someone who had been sick for a very long time.
“He looked like someone who was managing his life and was now in the midst of a crowd with shortage of oxygen in that area. We call it anoxia, which is excessive intake of carbon dioxide persistently for a long period of time. But it was late before he was brought here.”
May his soul RIP.