Nigerian football fans were left in a world of shock on Tuesday evening when a Super Sport commentator insinuated that Nigeria’s legendary goalkeeper Peter Rufai had died.
Rufai, who won the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) title with the Super Eagles in Tunisia 1994, was referred to by the commentator for Libya versus Nigeria Afcon clash as ”late great Peter Rufai.”
The former Nigerian international, who marked his 55th birthday on 24 August this year, is presently working for a Nigerian company Daraju as a brand ambassador.
The commentator made the error while mentioning names of retired Nigerian players who did exploits during their time with the Eagles.
But Nigerians did not take it lightly as they took to their Twitter handles to knock and mock the commentator.
Nigerians react to Peter Rufai death rumours
Concise News captured some of their tweets.
— EDAFE MATTHEW ESEOGHENE (@ELEGBETE1) October 16, 2018
Peter Rufai never die. God forbid bad thing. 😪
— Emmanuel Etim (@Emiearth) October 16, 2018
SACRILEGE! Did i just hear these mumu Commentators say PETER RUFAI is LATE!?
— YOUGETMOUTH.COM (@yougetmouth) October 16, 2018
The commentator referred to Peter Rufai as late. @Tollexrism, did you miss that part?🤣🤣🤣
— Shina Oludare (@sportingshina) October 16, 2018
Did this commentator just call Peter Rufai late???? pic.twitter.com/kZGuSFRHCn
— Femighty (@akinoshofemi) October 16, 2018
Jesus!!!!! the Super Sport commentator don kill Rufai before him time ooo. I just heard him say the Late great Peter Rufai.
— Adeyemi Adesanya (@yemiTM442) October 16, 2018
Libya v Nigeria
Commentator on Super sports 9 just said “the late Peter Rufai” pic.twitter.com/rHAMD2u6ob
— Uncle Mark™ (@iamUncleMark) October 16, 2018
— Opeyemi Ojo (@danopejo) October 16, 2018
I heard that shit. He said the legendary Jay Jay okocha and the late Peter Rufai. I’m totally disappointed in Africa. #LIBNGA
— Charltonkika🇳🇬 (@Charltonkika) October 16, 2018
Someone needs to tell this commentator that Peter Rufai is still alive.
— Sawyerr (@MrSawyerr) October 16, 2018
Peter Rufai looking at the commentator that said he’s late pic.twitter.com/uE0CmnuWMr
— #iamMike (@amadeoyeh) October 16, 2018
— I CONNECT PEOPLE TO JOBS/THE PLUG🔌🔌 (@OgaMaestro) October 16, 2018
Biko what did the @SuperSportTV commentator drink this night? Peter Rufai dead even before his time.
— Victory Thompson (@Chinonu) October 16, 2018