Czech’s top striker, Surai killed in auto crash


Czech Republic striker, Josef Sural, is dead.

Sural was killed after a bus carrying several players of Turkish club side Aytemiz Alanyaspor crashed.

The 28-year-old passed on at the hospital where he and six of his team-mates were taken.

They were being transported back from a game at Kayserispor before the crash on Sunday.

According to BBC, Ex-Cardiff and QPR defender, Steven Caulker was on the bus and is unharmed physically but emotionally distraught.

The club’s Chairman, Hasan Cavusoglu, said that the driver had fallen asleep and the second on-board driver was also reportedly asleep when the accident happened around three miles from the club’s home city of Alanya.

Seven of the Super Ligue club players had rented the private minibus, while the rest of the club’s players and staff travelled on a team bus or on their own.

On Twitter, the club posted, “We have learned with deep sorrow that Josef Sural lost his life as a result of an accident carrying seven football players from Alanyaspor.”

Ex-Newcastle striker, Papiss Cisse also plays for Alanyaspor but it is not known whether he was on board.

Sural joined Alanyaspor from Sparta Prague in January.

He made 20 appearances for his country, last featuring in their Nations League defeat by Ukraine in October.

The Football Association of the Czech Republic said the news of Sural’s death brought “great sorrow”, adding that: “We will never forget you.”