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Ex Super Eagles Star, Wife Cheat Death; Loses Brother In Road Accident

Ex Super Eagles Star, Wife Cheat Death; Loses Brother In Road Accident

Former Super Eagles winger, Tijani Babangida narrowly cheated death with his wife and son in an auto crash that claim the life of his younger brother, Ibrahim Babangida on Thursday.

The Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games gold medalist, who was said to be the one driving ran into a moving trailer along Kaduna -Zaria Road when the accident occurred.

However, confirming the accident on Thursday in a statement issued by the General Secretary of the President of the Professional Footballers Association of Nigeria (PFAN), Emmanuel Babayaro, said that both Babangida and wife are currently receiving treatment at the Shika Hospital in Zaria.


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“Comrades! Let us be in prayers for our president, Tijani Babangida, who just had 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,” he stated.

Babayaro who confirmed the accident said, “Yes, it is true. The accident happened while they were on their way to Zaria from Kaduna,” he said.

“His brother Babangida died on the spot from the accident. The accident happened today (Thursday) this afternoon and his wife was also involved in the accident.

“He is currently admitted at Shika Hospital in Zaria, where he is receiving treatment and to the glory of God he is conscious,” he added.

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  • Oh My Goodness, my condolences, stay strong brother!.

  • Greenturf 2 weeks ago

    Sad..Ibrahim Babangida was a footballer too.He starred for the under 17 class of 1993.Hope i’m right.

    • yes he was indeed, albeit he did not reach the heights as his senior brother Tijani however he played ball in Nigeria second division and under 17

  • Martin 2 weeks ago

    May the soul of Mr Ibrahim babangida rest in peace,may the good Lord heals tijani babangida, wife, son and the maid.

  • Stanley Chux 2 weeks ago

    This is sad.The Almighty God will grant you quick recovery n also the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss..Rest on Ibrahim

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