By Busari Yusuf
A die-hard fan of Barcelona football club died on Wednesday night in Yola, Adamawa state, while celebrating after Sergi Roberto’s 95th minute goal of the round of 16 clash against PSG, the 6th goal scored aginst PSG, witnesses say.
The fan who is simply identified as Teri, died while celebrating the goal. Witnesses say he died of ‘over excitement’.
A former chairman of the Yola Central Development Area said ‘Teri was watching the match at a football show centre and he jumped up to celebrate the last goal scored by Barca but unfortunately died celebrating’.
He said, Mr Teri, a trader in Lugerre area of Yola and a fan of FC Barcelona, went to watch the football match in company of some of his relations, who later rushed him to the hospital after he slumped.
The body was later deposited at the mortuary of the nearby Yola Specialist Hospital, Adamawa, he said.