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Schalke star back from the dead

Former Schalke defender Hiannick Kamba has been found to be alive and well, more than four years after being declared dead.

His club at the time, eighth-tier side VfB Huls, reported that the former Schalke youth player had tragically passed away on January 9, 2016, following an apparent car crash in his native country Congo.

But the Congolese national has now been found alive in Gelsenkirchen, Germany as prosecutors launch an investigation against Kamba’s ex-wife, who is said to have collected a six-figure life insurance payment after the player’s supposed death.

“The accused is accused of fraud, but she denies the fact. The proceedings are still ongoing,” said prosecutor Anette Milk in an interview with Bild.

“[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.”

Kamba was at Schalke alongside Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, who played for the club from 1991-2001.

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