A drunken football fan took his love for the game too far on Monday night at Ilasan area of Lekki, Lagos when he attacked a Ghanaian, and his fellow Nigerians for mocking the Super Eagles during the barren World Cup match between Nigeria and Iran at a viewing centre.
The drunk identified as Sunday Usman watched the match alongside several others at the viewing centre which also doubled as a bar, and was rooting for the Super Eagles despite the players’ shoddy performance.
But other viewers appeared to have turned their backs against the team after waiting for an hour mark for the team to score a goal as the Ghanaian simply identified as Kofi continued urging the Iranian team and booing the Eagles.
At that point, an eye witness said: “Usman staggered to his feet and warned Kofi to stop showing solidarity with Iran. But Kofi continued, saying he had every right to support whichever team he liked. Some viewers, who were also not satisfied with the Super Eagles performance, supported Kofi.
“Usman left the bar, threatening to deal with Kofi . We all thought he had gone to sleep. But to our surprise, he came at the tail end of the match, dangling a cutlass which he used on anyone at sight. Kofi could not escape. He had the deepest cut.
“We all fled for our lives and by the time we summoned courage and disarmed the drunk, Kofi was found on the ground in a pool of his blood.”
It was said that Kofi was rushed to an undisclosed private hospital, where he is responding to treatment.