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NFF President Gusau, Magaji, Sanusi, others commiserate with Tijani Babangida over deaths of brother, son

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NFF President Gusau (fourth from left), Magaji (third from right), Sanusi (third from right) and Eguavoen (left) during the visit to bereaved Tijani Babangida (middle) at the hospital on Sunday.

President of Nigeria Football Federation, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau, NFF Executive Committee member Timothy Heman Magaji and the General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi on Sunday paid a condolence visit to former Nigeria international forward and President of the Professional Footballers Association of Nigeria, Tijani Babangida, who was involved in a ghastly auto crash along the Kaduna – Zaria Road on Thursday.

The unfortunate crash claimed the life of Tijani’s younger brother, Ibrahim – a member of the 1993 FIFA U17 World Cup -winning Golden Eaglets, on the spot. Tijani’s infant son, Fadil reportedly passed on Friday night during surgery, while his wife, Maryam is said to have successfully undergone facial surgery.

In the delegation also were NFF Technical Director, Coach Augustine Eguavoen; Member of the NPFL Board, Mr. Jude Anyadufu; former Nigeria international and Chairman, Bauchi State Football Association, Mr. Pascal Patrick; former Nigeria international goalkeeper Emmanuel Babayaro; former Nigeria international, Mr. Austin Popo; prominent football stakeholder, Alhaji Abubakar Danfulani and; former Nigeria international and special assistant to NFF President, Mallam Nasiru Jibril.

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.

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