Former Sheffield United, Coventry and Birmingham forward Peter Ndlovu has been critically injured in a car accident in a car accident which killed his older brother Adam and a female passenger.
Ndlovu, 39, who played for a number of teams in England, including Huddersfield on loan, was taken to hospital in his home city of Bulawayo after the crash near Victoria Falls.
He is Zimbabwe’s former captain, most capped player and record goalscorer. Adam Ndlovu, 42, was also a former Zimbabwe international.
Details of Peter Ndlovu’s injuries were not immediately known but he was expected to be flown to the capital Harare yesterday in a helicopter provided by the Zimbabwe Football Association.
The female passenger has not been named.
In a statement on their official Twitter feed yesterday, the Blades confirmed the news and added: “Our thoughts are with former player Peter Ndlovu, who has been critically injured in a car accident in his native Zimbabwe.”
Zimbabwe prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai said in a statement he was “deeply saddened at the passing on of a soccer 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 three were travelling to Victoria Falls to take part in a charity match and were in Peter’s SUV when it veered off the road.