Footballer injured in car crash

Former Premier League forward Peter Ndlovu was in a Bulawayo hospital with serious injuries after a car crash which claimed the life of his brother and fellow Zimbabwe footballer Adam.

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Former Premier League forward Ndlovu treated after crash

Former Premier League forward Peter Ndlovu is being treated for serious injuries in a Bulawayo hospital this morning after a car crash which claimed the life of his brother Adam.

39-year-old Ndlovu, 39, had playing spells in England with Coventry, as well as Birmingham, Huddersfield and Sheffield United, before returning to African club football in 2004.

Peter Ndlovu seen playing for Sheffield United in 2004 Credit: Press Association

British football clubs tweet support for Peter Ndlovu

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Coventry City issues statement on Peter Ndlovu

Coventry City Football Club is saddened to hear of a tragic road accident in Zimbabwe that has left former striker Peter Ndlovu in a critical condition and claimed the life of his brother Adam.

It has been reported that both were travelling from an away match between Chicken Inn FC and a local side when Ndlovu's car suffered a tyre blow-out which caused the car to veer off the road 20km outside Victoria Falls.

Ndlovu achieved iconic status during his six-years with the Sky Blues where he netted 39 goals in 176 appearances for the club.

– Coventry City Football Club statement

Zimbabwe PM 'saddened' by death of football legend

Zimbabwe prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai said in a statement he was "deeply saddened at the death of a footballing legend, Adam Ndlovu" in what he called a "horror crash".

He said: "My prayers are with the Ndlovu family, the football fraternity and the nation at this sad loss."

The brothers were travelling to Victoria Falls to take part in a charity match and were in Peter Ndlovu's SUV when it veered off the road around 12 miles from the famous waterfall.

Football clubs rally in support of striker Peter Ndlovu

Peter Ndlovu played for Sheffield United. Credit: Barry Coombs/EMPICS Sport

Football clubs sent their good wishes to Zimbabwean striker Peter Ndlovu, who is in a critical condition in hospital following a car accident. His older brother Adam and a female passenger were killed in the crash.

Ndlovu, 39, was taken to hospital in his home city of Bulawayo after the crash near Victoria Falls in the west of Zimbabwe. He played for a number of teams in England, including Coventry City, Birmingham City and Sheffield United, who all sent support to the injured player.

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