Peter Ndlovu critically injured in car accident in Zimbabwe

• Former Coventry and Birmingham striker seriously hurt
• Peter Ndlovu involved in car crash in Zimbabwe

The former Sheffield United, Coventry City and Birmingham City forward Peter Ndlovu has been critically injured in a car accident in his native Zimbabwe.

Sheffield United confirmed the news in a statement on their official Twitter feed, which read: "Our thoughts are with former player Peter Ndlovu, who has been critically injured in a car accident in his native Zimbabwe."

Ndlovu moved to England in the summer of 1991 to join Coventry. He made 196 appearances in all competitions for the Sky Blues, scoring 43 goals.

Ndlovu moved on to Birmingham in 1997, making a further 137 appearances and scoring 28 times for the Blues.

He joined Huddersfield Town on loan over the winter of 2000-01, scoring four goals in six games for the Yorkshire club, and left Birmingham on a permanent basis in February 2001 when he joined Sheffield United on a free.

He played 154 times for the Bramall Lane club, scoring 29 goals, and left them in July 2004 when he returned to African club football. He was capped 100 times by Zimbabwe.

A statement from Birmingham 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."