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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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Former Sheffield United player critical after car crash

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.

Footballer in fresh appeal against rape conviction

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.

Ched Evans launches a new appeal against his conviction for rape Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

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.

Ched Evans to appeal against rape conviction

Ched Evans was jailed for five years in April for raping a 19-year-old woman Credit: North Wales Police

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.

The 23-year-old was jailed for five years in April for raping a 19-year-old woman in a hotel room.

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.

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