A young man identified as Emmanuel Offin has reportedly died following Barcelona 3-0 victory over his club Chelsea FC in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday. The sad incident was said to have happened yesterday in the Kumasi suburb of Asuoyeboah, Ghana.
According to several reports by Kumasi based radio station, Offin who is a staunch supporter of Chelsea collapsed and died while on his way home after watching Barcelona wallop Chelsea 3-0.
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 an autopsy. According to the brother who spoke on Otec FM’s Nyansapo programme said the death of their brother is a big blow to the family since they least expected it.
Linda, identified as the wife of the deceased also confirmed the news to Otec FC.
In the Champions League game, two Lionel Messi goals and one from Dembele handed Barcelona a 4-1 on aggregate victory over Chelsea and an opportunity to progress into the quarterfinals.
Chelsea goalkeeper allowed Lionel Messi score two cheap goals through his legs and also give a superb assist to Dembele for another. Thibaut Courtois honestly held his hands up last night after his horror show sparked Chelsea’s downfall at the Nou Camp last night.
The Belgian keeper said having played against Messi on several occasions he (Messi) already knows his weak point. He explained that putting the ball in between his legs was the weakest part of him because of his height.
Speaking after the match Courtois said,
“I don’t think we deserve to be out but individual mistakes made the difference. “I didn’t think Messi would shoot from there and I was a bit late to close my legs so that’s my mistake.
“We had chances, hit the crossbar, it was mostly our individual mistakes that cost us. “I’ve played against him a lot of times and already conceded goals through my legs from him. “That’s maybe the weakest part of me because of my height. You have to be man and admit you make mistakes.”
Alonso on his own said, “I dunno, they have Messi (sic) and I think maybe they were the better team even though I think we showed we compete well in both teams. “If we concede these easy goals, it’s difficult against this team.