London: Former Coventry City striker and Zimbabwe’s most famous footballer Peter Ndlovu was fighting for life in the intensive care united after a horrific crash that also killed his brother.
Brother Adam, 42, died in the car smash, which happened as they were travelling to a match near the famous Victoria Falls in their native Zimbabwe.
A female passenger is also thought to have died when the car left the road and hit a tree. “Adam has died and Peter is getting the best possible medical attention.
He is not in a coma,” the Sun quoted a friend Winston Makamure, as saying. Ndlovu, Zimbabwe’s most famous footballer scored 43 goals in 196 games for Coventry.
Ndlovu also starred for Birmingham, Sheffield United and Huddersfield, and has been Zimbabwe’s assistant coach since retiring as a player in 2009. Coventry boss John Sillett signed him in 1991 after Peter and Adam played against his side on a pre-season tour of Zimbabwe. Sillett said: “I wanted both of them, but the board would only let me sign one.
“Adam went to Switzerland and had a good career but Peter was the most talented player I have seen. They were both cracking lads, and very close as brothers.”