Former Nigerian footballers are mourning the death of 1993 FIFA U-17 World winner, Ibrahim Babangida, who will be buried in Kaduna on Friday (today), after he died in a car crash, which also left his brother and ex-Super Eagles winger, Tijani Babangida, his wife, son and maid hospitalised, The PUNCH reports.

Atlanta 1996 Olympic gold medallist and General Secretary, Professional Footballers Association of Nigeria, Emmanuel Babayaro, broke the news that Babangida died in the accident, which happened along the Kaduna-Zaria road on Thursday.

Babayaro also confirmed that the deceased was taken to Kaduna on Thursday and will be laid to rest in Kaduna after Jumat prayers on Friday (today).

“As a Muslim, he will be buried according to Islamic rights tomorrow (today) after the Jumat prayer,” he said.