By Olawale Asake
Nigerians particularly, football lovers who are planning to watch Sunday’s 2023 African Cup of Nations, AFCON, final match between Super Eagles of Nigeria and Elephants of Cote D’Ivoire, to know their health status, especially, to their blood pressure before watching the match.
A sports promoter and Chief Executive Officer, CEO, Kayrom Lee Gym and Fitness Centre, Obafemi Awolowo Stadium, Ibadan, Ambassador Romoke Ayinde who gave the advice while speaking with Radio Nigeria said, it would be out of place for anyone with heart-related diseases or blood pressure illnesses to engage in activities that can trigger shock like watching a tension soaked game.
She noted that blood pressure related illness could be hypertension or hypotension, saying when the blood pressure is high, it is known as hypertension, while describing hypotension as when blood level is low.
Ambassador Ayinde stressed that both the hypertension and hypotension are dangerous if not properly managed, as they could trigger stroke or even cause sudden death.
The entrepreneur appealed to Nigerians who are not health-wisely fit not to watch the live match, to stay away and wait for the final l results to celebrate as a way to show patriotism to their fatherland.