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Pioneering footballer ‘out of danger’ after crash

ROAD ACCIDENT: Peter Ndlovu

THE FIRST ever African footballer to play in the Premier League is in hospital after suffering serious injuries in a car crash that killed his brother on December 16.

Peter Ndlovu has been involved in a car crash in his native Zimbabwe that claimed the life of his brother Adam.

Ndlovu is currently receiving treatment at the Mater Dei Hospital.

The 39-year-old, who played for Zimbabwe 100 times, joined Coventry City in 1991 where he scored 43 goals in 196 games. He is the assistant coach for Zimbabwe’s national side team.

Ndlovu’s former agent Winston Makamure told BBC Sport: “Peter is now out of danger. He is now conscious and is communicating.

“He has internal injuries, head injuries, broken ribs and a broken leg.”

A statement from City’s website said: "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 20 kilometres outside Victoria Falls.”

They added: "Coventry City sends its best wishes and condolences to the Ndlovu family who will be in our thoughts."

Ndlovu also had spells at Birmingham City, Sheffield United and Huddersfield Town respectively.

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