A Congolese footballer who was presumed dead four years ago has been found alive and well in Germany.
Former Schalke youth player Hiannick Kamba, 33, was reported to have been killed in a car crash on a trip to his home country in 2016.
At the time his club, eighth-tier side VfB Huls, paid tribute to the player and mourned his death.
According to Bild, a German newspaper, Kamba has now been found alive in the city of Gelsenkirchen, near Dortmund, in western Germany.
And Kamba’s ex-wife is now being investigated for fraud, after she is reportedly to have cashed in on a six-figure life insurance payment after her husband’s ‘death’.
Kamba is even set to be a witness in the investigation against his ex-wife, claiming he was unaware of her actions.
It was gathered that he was abandoned in Congo in 2016 with no documents and filled an application to return to Germany in 2018.
Upon his return to Germany two years ago, he has since resume his old job as a chemical technician for an energy company.
Kamba was in Schalke’s youth system with Germany’s current number one goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.
Speaking to Bild, prosecutor Anette Milk said: “The accused is facing a case of fraud, but she denies the fact. The proceedings are still ongoing.
“[Kamba] stated that his companions had left him during the night while on a trip to the interior of the Congo in January 2016 and they took his papers, money and telephone.”