An Emeritus Professor of Transport Planning and Development, Michael Filani, died on Sunday while watching 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.
His death was received with shock by the university community yesterday.
Many people said he was agile and radiant at his last public outing.
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.