Coventry legend Ndlovu fighting for his life after horror car crash kills his brother
13:46 GMT, 16 December 2012
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.
Horror: The smashed-up BMW X5 on the side of the road that was reportedly driven by Adam Ndlovu
Pictures from the scene of the crash show the smashed-up front of the BMW X5 by the side of the road. According to reports in Zimbabwe, Adam was driving the car as they returned from watching a local match.
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.'
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
Hero: Peter Ndlovu starred for Coventry (left) in the Premier League before joining Birmingham
Tragedy: Adam Ndlovu – who played for Zimbabwe – died in the car crash
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.
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