2 Real Madrid Fans Die In Lagos

By 07:42 Mon, 26 May 2014 Comments

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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