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Manchester United to honour Electrocuted Nigerians at Old Trafford



Manchester United have confirmed that the electrocuted Nigerian fans who lost their lives while watching an Europa League match between Manchester United and Anderlecht in Calabar will be remembered at the Old Trafford when they host Swansea in a league fixture on Sunday.

They had gathered at a popular viewing center when a transformer nearby exploded twice with a high tension wire dropping on the structure built with zinc.

The club announced that Jose Mourinho’s side will wear black armbands to pay tribute to the victims of the tragedy.

“The #MUFC players will wear black armbands on Sunday in memory of the seven fans who lost their lives recently in Calabar, Nigeria,” the club tweeted.



  1. Darius

    April 29, 2017 at 11:37 am

    Honour them? How?

    I can never understand the pleasure some people derive from watching football. You need to see some people argue about football: It’s so annoying!

    • Darius

      April 29, 2017 at 11:41 am

      Wearing black armbands means nothing to the dead. People should stop watching football and expend their time wisely.

    • A Real Nigerian

      April 29, 2017 at 11:46 am

      In your mind now, you are a wise, philosophical person giving productive advice. But the reality is that you’re a clueless, empty airhead with nothing to offer.

    • A Real Nigerian

      April 29, 2017 at 11:47 am


    • Tia

      April 29, 2017 at 12:13 pm

      You forgot to take your medicine again?

    • Anon

      April 29, 2017 at 12:10 pm


    • pita

      April 29, 2017 at 1:05 pm

      its okay, u must not understand all complex issues. kindly stick to the simple things in life….

    • Ene

      April 29, 2017 at 1:06 pm

      Stop eet.

      I can never understand the pleasure some people derive from commenting on Bella Naija.

      One Man’s meat is another Man’s poison.

      Live and let live.

    • Thatnaijagirl

      April 29, 2017 at 4:04 pm

      Hmmmmm…..Wetin concern you with how people use their time……Are you a time keeper or somtin? Why are we so close minded when it my choice to either watch football or not abi Na your ball……. Abeg pack well ooo jere

  2. Ottawa Queen

    April 29, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Oh that’s so touching of the Club side. May their souls rest in peace.

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