by Adeola Balogun
A Nigerian soccer fan resident in Dubai has reportedly died after watching a match between the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria and Sweden.
The enthusiastic fan reportedly had a cardiac arrest after watching the match which ended in a 3-3 draw at the Kalifa Bin Zayed Stadium in Al-Ain City.
The yet unidentified man reportedly died in a bus conveying football fans back to Dubai after the match.
Sports Vanguard was informed that after the heart attack the deceased, who until his death, a businessman here, was rushed to Dubai hospital for treatment, where he had been until he passed on in the early morning of yesterday.
A close friend to the deceased said that his remains were still in the morgue of the hospital.
Efforts to reach the hospital failed as at press time and when Sports Vanguard tried to contact the Nigerian Embassy here, we were told that the officials were not available to comment.
One source said last night that the deceased was one of the vocal supporters of the Golden Eaglets since they started their fourth chase for the FIFA U-17 World Cup here on October 19 against Mexico.
Eaglets play Iran tomorrow in a round of 16 match at the Al Ain City, the same stadium, where the deceased was last spotted supporting the three-time world champions.