Revealed: The latest on Tijani Babangida’s health as he loses his son after a ghastly accident 

Ex-Nigeria winger Tijani Babangida (L) was involved in a ghastly motor accident with his brother, wife and son

Revealed: The latest on Tijani Babangida’s health as he loses his son after a ghastly accident 

Joba Ogunwale 09:49 - 13.05.2024

Tijani Babangida is still in the hospital following a ghastly accident which claimed the life of his brother, son and one of his wife's eyes.

Former Super Eagles winger Tijani Babangida is still recuperating in the hospital after a ghastly car accident that claimed the lives of his two family members. 

Tijani Babangida loses son, brother and wife's eye

Tijani was involved in a fatal car crash with his family along the Kaduna-Zaria expressway last Thursday. 

Although the former Ajax man survived the crash, his brother Ibrahim, who was also in the car, died on the spot. 

Ibrahim was not the only person who died from the crash as Tijani also lost his infant son, according to Emmanuel Babayaro. 

His wife, who was also in the car, suffered a facial injury which claimed one of her eyes, while their maid also suffered broken bones. 

“This is a difficult moment for our friend Tijjani and his entire family. After the death of Ibrahim, his little son, who was battling for life in the hospital with him, also passed away yesterday (Friday), Babayaro told newsmen. 

“Right now, he is traumatised by the death of his younger brother and his son, who was always with him. His wife has lost one of her eyes because a part of her face was damaged.

“The maid also suffered a fracture in her leg, the same as a young man who was hit by the ill-fated car, Babayaro added. 

Although Tijani is currently recovering in the hospital, he still is traumatised by the death of his brother and his son.

The former Super Eagles star, however, has since been transferred to a hospital in Abuja where he is to undergo surgery on his damaged knee and other injuries.

Tijani Babangida’s career 

Tijani had a solid professional career. The former winger, who was known for his speed, played for clubs like Roda JC, VV Venlo, Gençlerbirliği and Vitesse during his career. 

Tijani also played for the four-time European champions Ajax, scoring 20 goals in 77 games for the Dutch giants. 

Babangida made 36 appearances for the Super Eagles of Nigeria from 1994 to 2004 and contributed five goals. - X/Super Eagles

He also represented Nigeria at the international level, scoring five goals in 36 games for the Super Eagles.