Chelsea fan dies at Asuoyeboah after defeat to Barcelona
A 24-year-old fan of Chelsea FC Asuoyeboah in the Kumasi Municipality in the Ashanti Region, Emmanuel Offin has died after collapsing during their humiliating defeat in Barcelona on Wednesday.
Emmanuel Offin aka Nana Yaw, Mobile Phone Dealer described by family members as ‘a staunch Chelsea supporter’ died on the way to house after fainting just minutes after final whistle in yesterday’s Champions League quarter finals clash with FC Barcelona.
Chelsea went out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage as Barcelona forward Lionel Messi punished an error-ridden display in the Nou Camp.
Following a 1-1 draw in the first leg, the visitors fell behind after just 128 seconds as Lionel Messi shot through the legs of Thibaut Courtois from a tight angle.
Messi then set up Ousmane Dembele to hammer home the second after Cesc Fabregas lost possession.
Marcos Alonso hit the post for Chelsea with a free-kick before Messi’s 100th Champions League goal – after a mistake by Cesar Azpilicueta – took the hosts out of sight.
Otecnews’ Reporter, Rhoda Dankwa who visited the family house of the late Nana Yaw at Asuoyeboah on Thursday, March 15, 2018 reported that the body has been deposited at Konfo Anokye Teaching Hospital Morgue for autopsy.
According the brother who spoke on OTEC FM’S NYANSAPO programme said the death of thier brother has really come as a big blow to us as family.
The wife of the deceased identified only as Linda in an interview confirmed the news to Otec FM.