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Nigeria losses Ex-international, Babangida to ghastly motor accident

Posted : 11 May 2024

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The tragic incident involving former junior international Ibrahim Babangida has left the football community in mourning. The fatal crash occurred on Thursday along the Kaduna-Zaria highway, where Babangida was traveling with his elder brother and Super Eagles winger, Tijani. It was a devastating turn of events as the brothers were en route to Zaria when the accident unfolded.

The presence of Tijani's wife in the vehicle added to the gravity of the situation. Reports indicate that while Tijani and his wife managed to survive the crash, they sustained injuries and are currently receiving medical treatment in hospital. However, Ibrahim, the former Golden Eaglet, tragically lost his life in the accident.

The news of Babangida's passing sent shockwaves through the football community. Tijani, who was a prominent member of the Atlanta 1996 Olympic team that clinched the gold medal, is now faced with the difficult task of coping with the loss of his brother. Despite his grief, Tijani remains resilient, drawing strength from his illustrious career and current role as the President of the Professional Footballers Association of Nigeria.

The announcement of the incident was made by Emmanuel Babayaro, a former teammate of Babangida and the General Secretary of the Professional Footballers Association of Nigeria (PFAN). The football fraternity mourns the loss of Babangida, remembering him for his contributions to the sport and the indelible mark he left on Nigerian football.

Babangida's untimely death serves as a poignant reminder of the fragility of life and the unpredictability of fate. His passing leaves a void in the hearts of his family, friends, and fans, who fondly remember him for his talent, dedication, and infectious spirit. As the football community mourns his loss, they also rally around Tijani and his family, offering support and solidarity during this difficult time.

In the wake of this tragedy, there is an outpouring of tributes and condolences from across the footballing world. Babangida's legacy will live on in the memories of those who knew and admired him, serving as a testament to his enduring impact on Nigerian football. His passing is a sobering reminder to cherish each moment and appreciate the precious gift of life.


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