Angolan Real Madrid fan killed as he celebrates victory

Friday May 4 2018



Angola. FILE | NATION OF FILE

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By ARNALDO VIEIRA
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An Angolan fan of Real Madrid was shot dead as he celebrated the team's qualification for the European Champions League final, the state-owned Televisão Publica de Angola (TPA) confirmed Thursday.

The man, identified only as Jota, was reportedly killed by a policeman in Huíla Province, about 904km south of Luanda.

TPA reportedly that Jota, 24, was celebrating Real's Tuesday qualification over Bayern Munich with friends, when they annoyed the policeman who shot him dead.

Was arrested

It quoted an eye witnesses as saying that the Real Madrid fans had organised a party to celebrate the Spanish team's qualification.

“The police officer quarrelled with Jota over the qualification and killed him,” the eye witness was quoted.

Huila Province police spokesperson Carlos Alberto confirmed the incident, adding that the alleged killer was arrested and would be prosecuted.

Diverse backgrounds

Real Madrid reached the coveted Champions League final for a third year in a row after 2-2 semi-final second leg draw gave them a 4-3 aggregate over the German side.

The mineral-rich Huila Province is home to many people of diverse backgrounds, majority of who are ardent football lovers.

Real Madrid are scheduled to take on Liverpool in the final at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine on May 26.

The English side overcame Roma of Italy 7-6 on aggregate.