In a heartfelt display of respect, the Super Eagles players of Nigeria observed a moment of silence for the fans who passed away while watching the AFCON semi-final match.
The tribute was dedicated to the four Nigerians who tragically lost their lives during the team’s match against South Africa on Wednesday, February 7.
The heartbreaking incident unfolded as Nigerian fans worldwide tuned in to witness the intense semi-finals of the ongoing AFCON tournament.
Among the deceased were notable individuals, including an APC chieftain, Cairo Ojougboh, an Ivory Coast-based Nigerian businessman, a dedicated serving member of the NYSC, and the Deputy Bursar of Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, Alhaji Ayuba Abdullahi.
Coming together, the Super Eagles players stood in solemn silence, paying tribute to the memory of those who had passed away. Following the minute of silence, the players offered prayers for the departed souls and prayed for divine comfort for their grieving families.
The serene and solemn atmosphere of the moment underscored the compassion and empathy within the team.
As the tournament progresses, the memory of the four Nigerians who tragically passed away during the match against South Africa will remain indelible in the hearts of the Super Eagles.
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The Super Eagles paid tribute to the individuals who lost their lives by observing a minute of silence in their honor, during the semi-final match. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and friends, and we pray that their gentle souls find eternal rest. pic.twitter.com/SrCvPnV1Kt
— Nelson Akange (@nelsonakange) February 9, 2024