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Ex-Super Eagles’ Ibrahim Babangida Dies In Ghastly Accident

The President of the Professional Footballers Association of Nigeria (PFAN), Tijani Babangida, was on Thursday involved in an auto crash in which his younger brother, Ibrahim Babangida died on the spot.

The PFAN President and Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games gold medallist reportedly drove the ill-fated car and ran into a moving trailer along Kaduna-Zaria Road in the accident.

Former teammate and General Secretary of PFAN, Emmanuel Babayaro, broke the news in a statement.

Babayaro wrote: “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.”

Babayaro narrated: “The accident happened while they were on their way to Zaria from Kaduna.

“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.”

The late Ibrahim, 47, a retired footballer himself, was a member of the 1993 FIFA U-17 World Cup-winning Golden Eagles squad in Japan.

He featured for local sides Bank of The North, Stationery Stores and Katsina United on the domestic scene before joining Dutch side Volendam in 1997.

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