NYSC Member Dies of Shock During Nigeria-South Africa Match

A sad incident occurred on Wednesday evening, when a National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) member, Samuel, slumped and died while watching the penalty shootout between Nigeria and South Africa in the African Cup of Nations semi-final.

Samuel, who hailed from Kaduna State and was serving in Numan, Adamawa State, collapsed just before Nigeria scored the decisive goal that secured their place in the final.

According to Newsflash Nigeria, Samuel was among the jubilant fans at a sports viewing center in Numan, when he suddenly fainted and lost consciousness.

A witness, who posted on social media, said that Samuel was rushed to the hospital, but was pronounced dead on arrival. He said that Samuel had earlier expressed his dislike for penalty shootouts and bowed his head before he fell.

The NYSC Coordinator in Adamawa State, Mr. Jingi Dennis, confirmed the tragic news and said that he was awaiting more details from the hospital.

He said that Samuel’s colleagues, who accompanied him to the viewing center, were shocked and saddened by his death. He also commiserated with Samuel’s family and prayed for the repose of his soul.

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