Congolese footballer seen alive since alleged death in 2016

Ruben Hill
May 5, 2020

An African footballer who played in Europe and was declared dead four years ago after a vehicle accident was reportedly found alive this week.

According to Sport Bild, Kamba was not at fault for the shocking incident but claims he was abandoned by friends on January 9, 2016, in his native country, Congo. His companions, however, allegedly left him stranded after stripping him of his cell phone, money and documents.

According to Bild, Kamba is back in Germany after his team at the time, eighth division VfB Huls, reported that Kamba was killed in a 2016 vehicle accident in his native Congo.

Former Schalke 04 footballer Hiannick Kamba is believed to be the subject of a fraud scam from his wife.

German prosecutors have since launched an investigation after Kamba's ex-wife, who reportedly collected a life insurance payment in the region of "low six figures" after the player was reported dead. "The proceedings are still ongoing", Milk told German newspaper Bild.

The woman, who shares a 10-year-old son with Kamba, has denied the fraud charges and is alleged that she only found out about the insurance after being informed of his presumed death. The former player maintains he was unaware of her actions.

Kamba's family were deported from Germany in 2005 after originally fleeing Congo 19 years earlier.

Kamba was allowed to remain in the country due to his status as a youth team player at Schalke and was granted asylum and residency rights.

And Kamba's club at the time, German side VfB Huls, revealed that the Schalke youth player had tragically passed away in the accident.

"He represented the ideas and values of our club like few others".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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