NPFL: Fan Escapes Death As Shooting Stars Win In Ibadan
Shooting Stars are momentarily out of the relegation zone in the Nigeria Professional League.
If that calls for some sort of celebration, a bigger one will be required for the lucky fan that escaped death during Sunday's game against Gombe United in Ibadan.
Awwal Mohammed slumped in the stands when visiting Gombe United took a shock lead in the Match Day 33 fixture at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba Ibadan.
A substitute for Gombe United, Joseph Onoja took a shot from about 25 yard to beat badly positioned Adamu Abubakar to his right and silenced the once vociferous home fans.
In apparent shock and disbelief, Awwal collapsed and fainted beside his colleagues who were also stunned by the goal.
Save for the security personnel who kept their eyes on the stand and few of the fans who noticed his fall among his friends; this could have been another casualty.
Awwal was taken out to the sidelines and given proper medical attention that revived him.
Just two weeks ago Shooting Stars vice captain, Ebiaku Promise also collapsed during a match against Enyimba FC and was rushed off the pitch before being resuscitated.
As much as we have passion for the sport, please make sure you are fit enough to go to stadiums during live matches.