A 63-Year Old retired staff of the Volta River Authority (VRA), Mr Martin Yelyena Dakpie last Saturday met his untimely death, after failing to recover from the coma he suffered during the penalty shoot-out of the Ghana-Brazil clash at the just-ended FIFA Under-20 World Cup played in Egypt.
The deceased, who was watching the final match with his children at their community five residence in Tema, according to the wife, fell off his chair when a member of the Ghanaian team shot his spot kick into the waiting arms of the Brazilian goalkeeper.
He remained in coma for eight hours and never learnt of Ghana�s triumph at the World Youth Championship till he died. Mrs Veronica Dakpie said they immediately rushed him to the Meridian clinic, which is close to their residence where he was immediately placed on a drip. Checks on him revealed his blood pressure had risen to an abnormal rate of 280.
He was subsequently referred to the Tema General Hospital following the absence of a doctor on duty at the clinic. �Although the doctors tried fruitlessly to revive him, he gave up the ghost at 6pm Saturday night,� Mrs Dakpie said. A pathologist�s report on the deceased indicated he died out of shock.
Source: Graphic sports
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