Former Nigerian Worldwide Babangida dies in tragic motor accident

Former Nigerian Worldwide Babangida dies in tragic motor accident

Tremendous Eagles legend Tijani Babangida and his household have been reportedly concerned in a tragic motor accident on the Kaduna-Zaria freeway, ensuing within the lack of his brother, as reported by 

In line with experiences, the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Video games gold medalist was concerned in a automobile accident on Thursday that claimed the lifetime of his youthful brother, Ibrahim Babangida.

Former teammate Emmanuel Babayaro, the Common Secretary of PFAN, introduced the incident which tragically claimed the lifetime of the previous Stationary Retailer FC midfielder in a press release.

The assertion reads as quoted by Punch: “Comrades! Allow us to hold Tijani Babangida and his household in our prayers, as they have been concerned in a tragic motor accident alongside the Kaduna-Zaria highway. Ibrahim Babangida, his youthful brother, misplaced his life within the accident, whereas Mr. President (Babangida) and his household have been taken to the hospital. Might the soul of Ibrahim Babangida Relaxation In Peace with God, amen.”

In the meantime, additional experiences circulating within the Nigerian media reveal that the previous Nigerian worldwide, who represented Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets in 1993, tragically succumbed to accidents sustained within the deadly accident.

No public assertion has been made by the Nigeria Soccer Federation to verify these experiences, but when they’re true, it could be a heartbreaking loss for soccer followers within the Nigerian soccer neighborhood.

Babangida was identified for his fast toes, and his soccer journey spanned 5 international locations throughout three continents. Notably, he spent a good portion of his profession within the Netherlands, representing VVV-Venlo, Roda JC, Ajax, and Vitesse over 9 years on the membership degree.

His brother, in the meantime, primarily performed in Nigeria for Financial institution of the North, Stationary Retailer FC, and Katsina United as a midfielder earlier than shifting to play for Volendam within the Netherlands from 1997 to 2002, scoring 7 targets in 51 appearances for the Dutch membership.

Ayomide Oguntimehin

Ayomide Oguntimehin

Ayomide Oguntimehin is a CAF-accredited sports activities journalist and an Editor at, with a confirmed monitor file in conducting interviews with Tremendous Eagles stars reminiscent of William Troost-Ekong, Taiwo Awoniyi, Vibrant Osayi-Samuel, Ademola Lookman, and lots of others. He has additionally made a big influence in breaking switch information tales.

Grounded in video enhancing, video journalism, social media administration, and content material technique, Ayomide brings a wealth of experience to his work.

With a Bachelor’s diploma in English Language from Adeyemi Faculty of Schooling and a Grasp’s Diploma in Faculty Library and Media Know-how from the College of Ibadan, Ayomide is well-prepared to excel within the area.

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