In Germany, four years after his disappearance, former Schalke player Hiannick Kamba has reportedly been found alive and well.
The right-back had been believed to have died in January 2016 in a car accident in his native country, Congo.
The German publication, Bild now states, however, that Kamba-now aged 33-was spotted working in Ruhr. An investigation is now under way.
“Kamba says he was deserted by friends overnight in Congo in January 2016 and left without papers, money and a mobile phone,” the newspaper cites public prosecutor Anette Milk as saying.
Schalke’s Hiannick Kamba was announced dead at the age of 33, after a car accident in his native country of Congo.
4 years and 4 months later, he was discovered alive and working in a power plant in Germany’s Ruhr Valley.
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The study goes on to state that Kamba’s wife obtained a premium on life insurance for her husband, believed to be in the “low six figures” area when he was pronounced dead.
Around the time, an obituary was written by his club, eighth-tier side of VfB Huls.
Kamba, who played alongside Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer while at Schalke, is currently still living in the area around Gelsenkirchen.