Former Rwanda soccer captain dies in car crash

Former Rwanda soccer captain Patrick Mafisango has died in a car

crash in Tanzania. He was 32.

Mafisango’s death early Thursday was confirmed by his champion

Tanzanian team, Simba Sports Club.

State television station TBC said the car Mafisango was driving

crashed into a tree in Dar es Salaam, the country’s main city and

commercial capital. Four passengers reportedly survived.

Mafisango, a midfielder, had been selected to play for Rwanda in

next month’s World Cup qualifier against Algeria.

Simba Sports club says Mafisango’s body would be flown to

neighboring Congo, where he was born, for burial.