A consultant with Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki (FETHA) in Ebonyi State died Tuesday night during the Super Eagles and Argentina football match.
Canice Ebirim, the consultant, died during the heat of the match.
Emeka Ogah, FETHA Chief Medical Director who confirmed this to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Wednesday said he received the news of his death at about 9 p.m. while the match was going on.
Ogah said “Ebirim’s friend said that the deceased started moving suspiciously and solicited for assistance which made him intervene and take him (Ebirim) to the hospital,” he said.
“Efforts made to revive him at our hospital proved abortive as he died but we would liaise with his family to conduct an autopsy.
“We are surprised at his death because he consulted at the hospital on Tuesday. We have to wait till autopsy is conducted to draw further conclusions.”
A friend of the deceased, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that Ebirim resided in Owerri with his family and only visited FETHA during his clinic days.
“He was a dedicated and lively fellow who will surely be missed by his family, friends and associates,” he said.