The family of Chelsea legend Celestine Babayaro were thrown into
mourning last night, following the death of the mother of the former
Super Eagles left full back.
The 1993 U-17 World Cup winner spent 8 years at Chelsea before
leaving to Newcastle United, two years before ending his career ,no
thanks to a niggling knee injury.
Mrs Esther Iroka died yesterday after a brief illness, much to the
shock of most of the family members as she was thought to be
recovering steadily.
Celestine Babayaro is presently not in Nigeria, and the fact that most
of his siblings reside abroad could lead to delays in announcing burial
plans for Mrs Esther.
Chairman of Kaduna United Emmanuel Babayaro, who is the elder
brother to the former Anderlecht,Chelsea and Newcastle United
defender confirmed the unfortunate incident to
“Yes, she died last night in our hometown in Owerri,Imo State. She
has been ill for a while, we give God the glory for her life, that was
well spent on earth, when we converge as a family, we will give out
date and burial arrangement.”

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