NFF President, Others Visit Tijjani Babangida After Ghastly Accident

PRESIDENT of the Nigeria Football Federation, Ibrahim Gusau, and some members of the NFF Executive Committee on Sunday paid a condolence visit to former Nigeria international and President of the Professional Footballers Association of Nigeria, Tijani Babangida, who was involved in a ghastly accident along Kaduna–Zaria Road last Thursday, The PUNCH reports.

Babangida, his wife and his maid are still recovering from various degrees of injuries sustained in the crash which claimed the lives of his brother and 1993 U-17 World Cup winner, Ibrahim Babangida.

The ex-international and his wife were also hit by the death of their one-year-old son, Fadil, who reportedly passed on Friday night during surgery, as a result of the accident.

In the picture shared by the NFF, Babangida, who was transferred to a hospital in Abuja had his leg bandaged and needed crutches for support while his wife is said to have successfully undergone facial surgery after the accident.

“The delegation met Tijani Babangida at a hospital in Abuja to which he was transferred from ABUTH, and commiserated with the former World Cup star on the deaths of his brother and son, while praying for quick recovery for himself and his dear wife, who is still under intensive care at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria,” the NFF said in a statement via its website.

In the delegation were member Timothy Heman Magaji and the General Secretary, Mohammed Sanusi, NFF Technical Director, coach Augustine Eguavoen; member of the NPFL Board, Jude Anyadufu, former Nigeria international and chairman Bauchi State Football Association, Pascal Patrick

Other are: former Nigeria international goalkeeper Emmanuel Babayaro; former Nigeria international, Austin Popo; prominent football stakeholder, Abubakar Danfulani and; former Nigeria international and special assistant to NFF president, Nasiru Jibril.

Babangida’s brother, Ibrahi was buried in Kaduna on Friday according to Islamic rites.

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