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Former Zimbabwe international football player Adam Ndlovu has passed away, while his brother, former Coventry City striker Peter Ndlovu is in critical condition in hospital.

Zimbabwe’s Ndlovu brothers were involved a tragic accident on the way to a friendly match near the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe early on Sunday morning. The driver Adam Ndlovu has sadly passed away, driving his brother Peter Ndlovu’s BMW X5, when the tire reportedly burst. Former Coventry City and Mamelodi Sundowns attacker Peter Ndlovu is in critical condition in hospital.

Adam Ndlovu was a former Moroka Swallows and Zimbabwean international striker. The highly-respected brothers were going to watch a match between Zimbabwe clubs Highlanders Legends and a local team from
Victoria Falls.

Peter is currently the coach of Zimbabwe’s Under-23 team, and is also the assistant to Klaus Dieter Pagels senior national team. Adam was the coach of club team Chicken Inn.

Born in Bulawayo, Peter Ndlovu grew up playing football with his two brothers Madinda and Adam. Peter developed into a lethal attacker of international acclaim. Back at home he played for his local team
Highlanders, before joining Coventry City in England where he made his name.

A hero to Zimbabweans and Africans in general, Peter Ndlovu is a household name in Zimbabwe and Southern Africa. He made 100 appearances for Zimbabwe, scoring 33 goals. Local fans consider him to be their best ever player in Europe. After a successful career inEngland, he made South Africa his new home, signing with MamelodiSundowns in 2004 and staying on until 2008. His final stint at Thanda Royal Zulu was not successful, having not played so Ndlovu returned to Zimbabwe to represent Highfield United and Black Mambas.

Peter Ndlovu helped Zimbabwe’s national team qualify for their first and second Africa Cup of Nations appearances in 2004 and 2006. He remains the all-time top scorer for the national team.

Adam Ndlovu once had a stint for Swiss club FC Zurich, and in South Africa he also represented Free State Stars.

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