An African footballer who played in Europe and was declared dead four years ago after a car accident was reportedly found alive this week.
According to German publication Bild, former FC Schalke youth right-back Hiannick Kamba was found to be working as a chemical technician at an energy supplier in the city of Ruhr, Germany. His ex-wife will now reportedly be investigated for insurance fraud after she was said to have claimed a six-figure cash amount following his death four years ago.
The story takes a dark turn after it has emerged that the 33-year-old tried alerting authorities at the German embassy in Kinshasa that he was not dead. Kamba reported he had been separated from his group of friends during a trip in his native country, and was left without any documents, money or a cellphone.