Former Coventry, Birmingham and Sheffield United striker Peter Ndlovu is due in a Zimbabwe court today to answer two charges of culpable homicide over the car accident which killed his brother and friend.
Ndlovu, who was also badly injured in last year’s crash, is expected to plead not guilty.
The 39-year-old’s BMW X5 hit a tree near Victoria Falls Airport in the early hours of December 14 and prosecutors claim he was speeding.
Ndlovu’s brother Adam, 42, died on the way to hospital, while 24-year-old friend Nomqhele Tshili, 24, died at the scene.
Peter, who is assistant coach of the Zimbabwe senior team and coach of the Under-23s, suffered serious head and leg injuries. He attended Adam’s funeral in a wheelchair.
Adam played in Switzerland and South Africa and was Zimbabwe’s record goal scorer, before going on to manage Zimbabwe Premier League side Chicken Inn.