A Liverpool fan in Iganga town, Uganda, who had a stroke last weekend while watching the English Premier League game between rivals Manchester United and Arsenal, has died, Daily Monitor reports.
Yusuf Kalange, 67, who was surprisingly rooting for a Manchester United win, struggled to breathe when Olivier Giroud equalized in the 89th minute of the encounter.
Kalange's death was confirmed by his son, Yakuti Kalange. He said his father, died of stroke yesterday morning at Nsambya hospital. A relative he was watching the match with, said the deceased jubilated when Juan Mata scored the opening goal for Manchester United.
The trouble however started when Arsenal equalised in the dying minutes of the game. It is said the politician suddenly became tense before later appearing to struggle breathe. By the time the game ended Kakonge had collapsed.
On his Facebook page, Yakuti posted that on November 20, his father developed a stroke and as a result was rushed to Nile International hospital in Jinja before being referred to Nsambya hospital in Kampala where he died.