Nando Matola killed in car accident

Missing soccer player Nando Matola has been reported to have died in a car accident, according to a report on Mozambique state radio on Thursday.

Quoting sources from Mozambique’s national football federation, it was reported that Matola, a Mozambican national who played for the Black Leopards in South Africa, was accompanied by his wife and three children when their car veered off the road and hit a tree.

The station said the family of the dead footballer and representatives of the national football association had travelled to South Africa to repatriate the body of the soccer player.

The 25-year-old soccer player started his soccer career at Mozambican side Costa do Sul in 1998 before joining the South African side in 2003.

He was expected to be part of the Mozambique national team, Mambas, playing against Tanzania over the weekend in Dar es Salaam in a run up to the Ghana CAN 2008 qualifiers.

Further details of the accident were not immediately available. - Sapa

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