Football players perish in horror crash

FOUR people including three football players and a member of the Nembudziya FC technical team perished after a lorry they were travelling in ploughed into a herd of cattle yesterday.

Football players perish in horror crash

The three soccer players, whose team plays in the Zifa Midlands Division 2B league, died on the spot while the fourth person is said to have succumbed to injuries upon admission at Gokwe North District Hospital.

Mr Austin Brian Chishanga, the Zifa Midlands chairperson, confirmed the accident which he said happened at around 12:30 am in the Kuwirirana area.

“It is with profound sadness that I have to inform you that Nembudziya FC were involved in a road accident while travelling back to Nembudziya from a league game against BM Academy. Four people lost their lives and four other people who are critical have been transferred to a Harare Hospital. The others are admitted to Gokwe District Hospital, “he said.

“We will give a full report as soon as details are received.

The lorry, is reported said to have been carrying 45 passengers on board when it ploughed into a herd of cattle that was on the road allegedly following a brake failure resulting in the death of the players while others were injured.

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