Tari Waha, fan of Barcelona Football Club, on Wednesday, March 8, slumped and died while celebrating his team’s remarkable comeback in a Champions League game.
According to a report on Daily Trust, the 45 year old shop owner and a dedicated fan of Barcelona watched the round of 16 clash between Barcelona and PSG at a viewing centre in Upper Luggere in Yola metropolis.
Looking almost impossible for the Spanish side to qualify for quarter finals having started the game four goals down on aggregate, Tari celebrated excitedly each time his team scored as they gradually turned the tables on their visitors.
But he sadly lost his life while celebrating at out of excitement after the Catalans scored the fifth goal.
A friend to the deceased who identified himself as Zakaria said that football viewers rushed Tari to the hospital where he was confirmed dead.
Another eye witness, Bayo Adeyemi, claimed that Tari’s death didn’t stop other fans from celebrating their team’s historical victory.
He said: “Here in yola, í saw a group of mourners escorting a corpse to the cemetery Whom í was told slumped while celebrating Barcelona victory and by the time those with him Will Rush him to the nearest hospital he gave up the ghost. It’s unfortunate for the young lad. Meanwhile, the celebrations continued after his body was interned.”
Barcelona scored 6-1 to defeat PSG at Camp Nou on 6-5 aggregate after losing 4-0 in France in the first leg.