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AFCON FINAL: Be Mindful of Your Health, Doctor Warns Hypertensive Patients Against Watching Live Match

The AFCON FINAL is a high-stakes event that stirs emotions and adrenaline in football fans across the globe.

However, for those managing hypertension, the excitement of the game can pose serious health risks.

According to P.M News, Dr. Thomas-Wilson Ikubese, the Medical Director of Sckyé Hospitals, has issued a critical warning: avoid watching the final match if you fall into this category.

The recent semi-final match between Nigeria and South Africa witnessed tragic incidents.

He said: “A Former House of Representatives member and former Executive Director of NDDC, Delta-born Cairo Ojougboh and Anambra-born billionaire, High Chief Osondu Nwoye, one of the richest Igbo businessman based in Ivory Coast were among those who lost their lives.

“The moment the referee visited the VAR, cancelled the Nigerian goal by Victor Osimen and awarded penalty against Nigeria, these two, like many other Nigerians started screaming in anger and frustration.

“When the kick was eventually taken and South Africa scored, they slumped and died Ikubese added that ” the two other deceased were a member of the National Youth Service Corps serving in Adamawa State identified simply as Samuel, from Kaduna State and the Deputy Bursar of Kwara State University Malete, Alhaji Ayuba Abdullahi both of whom slumped and died during the terminal penalty kicks.

“I herein admonish that those who are highly emotional and with heart conditions should be mindful of the AFCON grand finale coming up on Sunday 11th February, between Nigeria and host Cote D’Ivoire”.

He therefore said hypertensive individuals should avoid watching the live transmission of the AFCON grand finale on Sunday, February 11th, when Nigeria faces host nation Cote D’Ivoire.

Instead, “they can pick up their phones and be engaged therein while watching the match and deliberately play down their emotions, acting like the outcome of the match is of no consequence to them.

” On no account should they scream or jump up. If in spite of all these, they yet begin to feel uncomfortable, they should quit watching.

“If they are not sure of conducting themselves with such level of decorum, they should boycott the live transmission and watch the highlights thereafter,” he said.

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