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Ex-Super Eagles star Tijjani Babangida cheats death, loses brother in fatal auto crash


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Former Super Eagles star, Tijani Babaginda, alongside his wife, were Thursday admitted at Shika Hospital in Zaria after they were involved in a fatal auto crash along the Kaduna-Zaria high way.

NewsBand gathered that the former Ajax Amsterdam playmaker was traveling with his wife and brother when the accident occurred.

He was said to be driving the vehicle when it crashed.

The Nigerian international survived but sustained injuries, his brother Ibrahim Babangida Tijani died almost immediately, while the Tijani’s wife has been hospitalised at University of Zaria Teaching Hospital.

“Comrades! Let us be in prayers for our president, Tijani Babangida, who just had a ghastly motor accident along the Kaduna-Zaria Road.” Babayoro said in the official statement.

“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 said.

The late Ibrahim, 47, was also a retired footballer of the all-conquering Golden Eaglets team that won the 1993 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Japan.

He featured for local sides Bank of The North, Stationery Stores and Katsina United on the domestic scene before moving abroad in 1997.


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