Tijani 'TJ' Babangida is renown for his fast pace and tricky play with the Super Eagles
He ran through the defence like a rat runs amiss traps set in path for it: Fast and Pacey he was with the ball that each time he came on from the bench, there was a glitter of hope in the faces of the Nigerian fans on the stands and those at home
Tijani Babangida who many thought would make it to the big ranks in football, did try with his stay at Ajax and with his comparison to Dutch maestro Marc Overmars
Babangida retired from the Super Eagles in 2004 after a 10 year journey with the Nigerian national team, appearing 36 times and scoring 5 goals; if he won nothing in football, the Atlanta 1996 gold medal would make him a fulfilled player.
We say a happy belated birthday to Kaduna born Tijani ‘TJ’ Babangida., who was born September 25, 1973: he is married to Rabanah Babangida