Anambra-born businessman Osondu Nwoye has died while watching the Super Eagles play against South Africa at the 2023 AFCON semi-final on Wednesday night in Cote d’Ivoire.
One of the wealthiest Nigerians resident in Abidjan, capital of Cote d’Ivoire, Nwoye died after the second goal scored by the Super Eagles was disallowed, according to a blogger, Chukwudi Izuchukwu.
The blogger wrote, “High Chief Osondu Nwoye was the richest Igbo businessman based in Ivory Coast before yesterday, but what the late Anambra-born billionaire did not see coming while watching his darling Super Eagles played yesterday in Ivory Coast, where he lives and runs his business, was that the match would cost him his life.
“By this time yesterday, High Chief Osondu was still alive, hale, and hearty. He travelled to Bouake, the city that hosted the Super Eagles match yesterday, to watch his darling Super Eagles play. He loves football and is patriotic for his home country.
“According to eyewitnesses, the High Chief was on top of the moon, shouting at the top of his voice, when Victor Osimen scored that second goal, which was later cancelled by VAR.
“Maybe the shock of seeing the goal cancelled and the penalty awarded to South Africa was too much to bear for his fragile heart, which failed immediately, which resulted in the High Chief collapsing inside the stadium.
“All the efforts to revive him failed, as he was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.”
Mourning Nwoye, a businessman Obi Iyiegbu, popularly known as Obi Cubana, shared a video on Instagram Story on Thursday of the time he spent with Nwoye.
“Nwachinemelu!!! Amazing human! Hosted us massively just last Sunday,” the entrepreneur, who is in Cote d’Ivoire, to support the Super Eagles captioned his post.