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.
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 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.
The former Sheffield United striker Peter Ndlovu is in a critical condition after a car crash in Zimbabwe, in which his younger brother Adam was killed. The 39 year old is in a coma in hospital in after the accident near Victoria Falls.
The Zimbabwean international played for Coventry City and Birmingham City, and had a short spell on loan with Huddersfield before signing for Sheffield United in 2001. He made 130 appearances for the Blades, scoring 30 goals.
Welsh footballer Ched Evans has lost his Court of Appeal challenge against his conviction for rape.
Evans also lost an appeal against his five-year jail sentence.
Ched Evans has launched a new challenge against his conviction for rape and will have his case heard by three judges at the Court of Appeal.
The Lord Chief Justice Lord Judge, sitting with Mr Justice Mitting and Mr Justice Griffith Williams in London, will hear a renewed application by the former-footballer for leave to appeal against conviction.
Evans lost the first stage of the appeal process in August when his application for leave was rejected by a single judge considering the case on the papers.
Submissions on his behalf will be presented to the full court today in a bid to have the conviction overturned.
Footballer Ched Evans launches a new challenge today against his conviction for rape.
The former Sheffield United and Wales striker will have his case heard by three judges at the Court of Appeal in London.
It comes the day after nine people were found guilty of revealing the name of his victim.
Seven men and three women, aged between 18 and 27 from north Wales and Sheffield, have been accused of revealing the victim's identity.
The law grants victims and alleged victims of rape lifelong anonymity.
One of the women denied the charge and was granted bail until 21 January.