A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State, Cairo Ojuogboh collapsed and died on Wednesday while watching the seminal final match between Nigeria and South Africa.
A family source disclosed that Ojougboh collapsed and died immediately South Africa scored the equaliser against Nigeria.
GistReel reports that Nigeria’s captain, William Ekong, had scored from the spot to give the Super Eagles the lead in the 67th minute of the South Africa encounter.
A dramatic twist of event saw Victor Osimhen’s celebrations cut short in the 86th minute after scoring what would have been Nigeria’s 2nd goal.
However, a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) review resulted in a penalty against Super Eagles after Alhassan Yusuf had fouled a player in his goal area.
Bafana Bafana’s Teboho Mokoena, sent goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali to the wrong side to score in the 88th minute.
It was gathered that Ojuogboh slumped immediately after Mokoena scored the penalty kick. Attempts to revive him proved abortive.
“He [Cairo Ojuogboh] died yesterday after South Africa was awarded a penalty. As soon as they scored, he screamed and collapsed. That was the end of him,” the family source disclosed.
Ojuogboh represented Ika Federal Constituency in House of Representatives, between 2003 – 2007.
He was the Director, Projects, on the Interim Management Committee, IMC, of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Born on September 8, 1959 in Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State, Ojougbo was a Medical Doctor, Chairman and Founder of Ojougboh Foundation,
He was the Presidential Spokesman of the All Nigeria Congress, APC, Presidential Campaign Council, Delta State, APC Gubernatorial Aspirant 2019, Delta State, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. gubernatorial aspirant 2007, Delta State, among others.