Mourning Wolfsburg make trip

2015-01-11 15:02

Berlin - Wolfsburg decided to fly out to a training camp in South Africa later on Sunday, a day after midfielder Junior Malanda died in a car crash, the club said.

The Belgian 20-year-old youth international was killed on Saturday when the car he was a passenger in, en route to a team meeting for their departure, swerved off the motorway, crashed into a tree and flipped over.

"We have decided to fly out this afternoon (on Sunday). It was no easy decision," Wolfsburg sports director Klaus Allofs told a news conference. "This would also have been in the spirit of Junior.

"We want to keep going, professionally, also for him," said Allofs.

Wolfsburg, who went into the winter break second in the Bundesliga 11 points behind Bayern Munich, had postponed their departure to Cape Town on Saturday.

Malanda joined Wolfsburg in 2013 and had a spell on loan at Zulte Waregem.

He played 17 league games for Wolfsburg, 10 this season, scoring two goals.

"He is leaving a huge gap," coach Dieter Hecking said.

Read more on:    wolfsburg  |  germany  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.