AFCON 2013: Retired Banker Dies While Watching Nigeria/Burkina Faso Match

stadiumA retired banker, Felix Bassey, 65, died, Sunday, while watching the finals of the just-concluded Africa Cup of Nation (AFCON) game at which Nigeria defeated Burkina Faso.

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 and 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)

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  1. the man has giving up his lif to mark an historic day for nigeria, may his footbal & gentl soul rest in peace. but seriously de family should hav monitored or watch him wen de match was going on knowing his condition!

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  3. Sad dat he had to go when we re basking in our victorious euphoria. U ll surely enjoy with d angels in heaven about Eagles victory cos its published there. RIP Bassey.

  4. Who knows,Felix Bassey could have made it if a simple CPR was conducted on him (as first Aid/First help) to resuscitate and help him breath before taking him to the hospital. Learn & Teach Your Family How To Conduct A CPR today!! It could happen to anyone at anytime and you might be saving a life ( Could even be your own very life )Safety Rules! Safety Saves!! Safety First!!! *My condolences*

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