2 Real Madrid Fans Die In Lagos
Two fans of Real Madrid died weekend at
Lagos Island, following the club’s inability to
get an early equaliser against Athletico
Identities of the deceased were given as
Olusoga Ogunbanjo (39), a refrigerator
technician who resided at 23A, Smith Street,
off Evan Street and Bambo Sholeye, (42), said
to be a staff of the Lagos State Waste
Management Authority ,LAWMA, who
resided at 49/51 Apatira Street, off Olushi
Street both in Lagos Island.
Reports said Sholeye who went to watch the
match in a shop, later stormed out in
frustration before the regulation time. He was
said to have lamented the failure of the club
to equalise the one goal scored by Atiletico
Madrid in the first half .
Reports said he sat in front of his house still
lamenting ,when he slumped . Unfortunately,
he did not live to see his expectation come
true , as efforts to resuscitate him in a private
hospital where he was said to have been
rushed to, failed as he was confirmed dead.
Real Madrid, however, won the match 4-1.
He did not live to see his Club lift the
Champions League the 10th time.
Ogunbanjo on his part was said to have
gone to a saloon on Okepopo street, off
Olushi, to have his hair cut but decided to
watch the match alongside other football
When it became apparent that Real Madrid
could not equalise, some of his friends were
said to have started making jest of the club’s
fans,when all of a sudden Soga as he was
popularly called, reportedly slumped.
Owner of the shop where Ogunbanjo
slumped , one Danku explained that : “ Soga
came to have his hair cut. When that was
done, he said he would watch the UEFA
championship match between Real and
Atiletico Madrid and when it was 90 minutes
and Real Madrid has not ‘levelled-up’ , there
was tension among fans that Real Madrid had
lost the match”.
“A boy sitting beside Soga noticed when he
slumped and raised alarm. Infact, he
slumped on him. We quickly rushed him to
the emergency unit of Island General Hospital
where he was confirmed dead by medical
doctors on duty”.
Vanguard gathered that their remains were
buried yesterday morning at a public burial
ground on the Island .
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