A Ghanaian Liverpool fan lost his life on Tuesday when he collapsed after Barcelona’s 4:0 defeat to Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League semi-final.
Hebert Danso Atiko, was found lying on the floor unconscious following a jubilation session for the fourth goal at a pub in Eastern Ghana.
An eyewitness said other soccer fans at the pub tried but failed to revive him.
Atiko was rushed to the Akwatia St. Dominics Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.
Hebert was a final year Engineering student at Akwatia Technical School and was writing his final exams.
He was staying in a rented apartment outside the school campus. The Principal of Akwatia Technical School, Maxwel Owusu-Afriyie told Accra based radio station Starr fm the incident is being investigated.
Afriyie said “We will get the details and see if there was something the students did that suggest that his behavior was in excess. On that we can really talk to the students. We have a system in place where we talk to the students and their behavior these days”.
Hebert is believed to be a teenager.
Liverpool’s win over Barcelona on Tuesday has been ranked among one of the greatest comebacks in world football.
They beat the Spanish champions despite losing the first leg 3-0. The victory has shocked many soccer fans.
Liverpool will now be playing in the Champions League final in Madrid for the second year in a row.