The late Chief Osondu Nwoye
AFCON: Nigerian billionaire businessman dies watching Nigeria-S/Africa match
Chief Osondu Nwoye, the richest Igbo businessman based in Ivory Coast, died of heart attack on Wednesday while watching the Africa Cup of Nations semi final match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria match against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa.
What the late Anambra-born billionaire did not see coming was watching his darling Super Eagles play in Ivory Coast, where he lives and runs his flourishing business, going to ultimately cost him his life?
He travelled to Bourke, the city that hosted the Super Eagles match yesterday, to watch his darling Super Eagles play.
He loved football and was patriotic to his home country.
According to eyewitnesses, the High Chief was on top of the moon, shouting on top of voice, when Victor Osimen scored that second goal, which was later cancelled by VAR.
May be the shock of seeing the goal cancelled and 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 frenetic efforts to revive him failed, as he was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
While the whole country was rejoicing over the victory, the people of the Amanuike community in Anambra State, where he came from, were mourning.
They just lost an illustrious person, the richest man in the community, who was an iroko who provided shelter, shade, and succour to many in that community.