An Emeritus Professor of Transport Planning and Development, Michael Filani, died on Sunday during the Nigeria/Ethiopia World Cup qualifying match.
The deceased, who was a former deputy vice-chancellor of the University of Ibadan (UI), slumped and died while watching the match at his Oluyole Extension home in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
He hailed from Ikole-Ekiti.
The late Filani had 32 years of experience in teaching and research.
In the last 37 years, he served in various capacities within and outside U.I.