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NFF Celebrates Ex-Super Eagles Winger Babangida At 50

NFF Celebrates Ex-Super Eagles Winger Babangida At 50

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has sent birth greetings to former Super Eagles winger Tijani Babangida who clocked 50 years on Monday.

“Happy 50th Birthday to the wing wizard, racy, pacy, Tijani Babangida,” the NFF wrote on their X handle.

“We wish you many happy returns Tj and thank you for the memories 🎂🥂🎂.”

Babangida received his first call-up to the senior Super Eagles for a pre-World Cup friendly against Romania in 1994.

He then played in a friendly against Georgia, but did not make the final squad for 1994 World Cup.

He eventually made his World Cup appearance at the 1998 edition in France and scored Nigeria’s goal in the 4-1 defeat to Denmark in the round of 16.

Babangida featured at two Africa Cup of Nations in 2000 and 2002 where the Super Eagles won silver and bronze respectively.

He was a member of the U-23 Eagles named ‘Dream Team’ that won gold in the football event of the Atalanta 1996 Olympic Games.

Also at international level, Babangida helped Nigeria win bronze in the football event of the Cairo 1991 All African Games.

At club level he played for Dutch clubs Roda JC, VVV Venlo , Ajax and Vitesse, Turkish club Genclerbirligi, Al Ittihad of Saudi Arabia and Chinese Super League side Changchun Yatai.

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