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Zim legend Ndlovu in a coma, bro killed in crash


LONDON, England, December 16- Zimbabwe’s most famous import and former Coventry star Peter Ndlovu is in a critical condition in hospital after a horror car crash which claimed the life of his brother.

Ndlovu, who also played for Birmingham, Sheffield United and Huddersfield during a 13-year career in England, is in a coma after his sports car crashed in Zimbabwe.

Adam Ndlovu, also a former footballer who played for Zimbabwe, died in the incident near Victoria Falls.

Peter Ndlovu was a favourite among Coventry fans during the 90s. He scored 39 goals in 176 matches before leaving for Birmingham. He had a short loan spell at Huddersfield before joining Sheffield United.

Coventry wrote on Twitter: ‘All our thoughts and wishes go out to former Sky Blue Peter Ndlovu and his family. Keep strong Nuddy.’

A tweet from the Blades read: ‘Our thoughts are with former player Peter Ndlovu, who has been critically injured in a car accident in his native Zimbabwe.’

Birmingham’s own statement read: ‘The thoughts of everyone associated with Birmingham City Football Club are with Peter Ndlovu and his family following news of a serious car crash in Zimbabwe. Peter was a very popular player during his time at St Andrew’s and we hope he pulls through this difficult time.’

Former Birmingham co-owner David Gold tweeted: ‘Peter Ndlovu is one of the nicest footballers I ever met. We are all thinking of you Peter, get well soon.’

Former Coventry team-mate Darren Huckerby wrote: ‘Terrible news about Peter Ndlovu and his brother, hope he pulls through.’

Mick Quinn added: ‘Sad news about my former team-mate Peter Ndlovu involved in a car crash. He is in a coma, sadly brother Adam dead, thoughts and prayers to them.’

Peter has been working as a coach for the Zimbabwe Young Warriors Under 23 team.

– Dailymail