The demise of Cote d’Ivoire-based businessman Osondu Nwoye while watching the Nigeria versus South Africa match

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Osondu Nwoye, a prominent businessman hailing from Anambra, tragically met his demise while passionately watching the Super Eagles face off against South Africa in the 2023 AFCON semi-final in Cote d’Ivoire.

As one of the wealthiest Nigerians residing in Abidjan, the bustling capital of Cote d’Ivoire, Nwoye’s sudden passing sent shockwaves through the community. The unfortunate incident occurred shortly after the Super Eagles had a goal disallowed, a pivotal moment that reportedly took a toll on Nwoye’s health, according to insights shared by blogger Chukwudi Izuchukwu.

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The blogger recounted the sequence of events, revealing Nwoye’s deep love for football and his unwavering patriotism towards his homeland. Witnesses attested to Nwoye’s jubilant spirit as he cheered on the Super Eagles, especially during Victor Osimen’s momentous goal, which was later invalidated by VAR.

The abrupt turn of events proved too much for Nwoye’s delicate heart to bear, leading to his sudden collapse within the stadium. Despite frantic efforts to resuscitate him, Nwoye could not be revived, and he was subsequently pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.

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In mourning Nwoye’s untimely passing, fellow businessman Obi Iyiegbu, affectionately known as Obi Cubana, shared poignant memories of their recent time together. Posting a heartfelt video on his Instagram Story, Obi Cubana fondly remembered Nwoye’s warmth and hospitality, reflecting on the cherished moments they shared just days before the tragic incident unfolded.

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The loss of Osondu Nwoye leaves a void in the hearts of those who knew him, underscoring the fragile nature of life and the unpredictability of fate, even in moments of joy and celebration.

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