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Tijani Babangida involved in ghastly accident, loses brother

Former Super Eagles forward, Tijani Babangida, was involved in a tragic car accident on Kaduna-Zaria highway, on Thursday. This resulted in the loss of his…

Former Super Eagles forward, Tijani Babangida, was involved in a tragic car accident on Kaduna-Zaria highway, on Thursday.

This resulted in the loss of his younger brother, Ibrahim Babangida.

Tijani Babangida, renowned for his contributions to Nigerian football, notably as part of the Atlanta 1996 Olympic team that clinched the gold medal, currently serves as the President of the Professional Footballers Association of Nigeria (PFAN).

Emmanuel Babayaro, former teammate and the General Secretary of PFAN, announced the development in a statement on Friday.

“Comrades! Let us come together in prayer for our president, Tijani Babangida, who was involved in a ghastly motor accident along the Kaduna-Zaria Road.

“Ibrahim Babangida, his younger brother, died on the spot from the accident while Mr President (Babangida) and his family were taken to the hospital.

“May the soul of Ibrahim Babangida Rest In Peace with God, amen,”Babayaro announced.

Meanwhile, Ibrahim Babangida was also a former footballer who was a member of the 1993 FIFA U-17 World Cup-winning Golden Eaglet squad in Japan

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