16/12/2012 08:01 GMT | Updated 17/12/2012 03:23 GMT

Peter Ndlovu Car Crash: Former Sheffield United, Coventry And Birmingham Striker 'Critical'

Peter Ndlovu, the former Sheffield United, Coventry City and Birmingham City striker is fighting for his life after a car crash in his native Zimbabwe.

His older brother, Adam, and a female passenger were killed in the crash in Victoria Falls, reports the BBC.

The group were returning from a friendly match between the Highlanders Legends and a Victoria Falls team.

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Peter, 39, spent 13 years playing in England

A statement from Birmingham City FC 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."

Zimbabwean newspaper, Newsday, report the crash was caused when a tire burst on Adam's BMW X5, causing the vehicle to veer off the road and roll into trees.