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Sister of Australia forward Mabil killed in car crash

Sister of Australia forward Mabil killed in car crash

KARIM SAHIB

AFP

The sister of Australia forward Awer Mabil has been killed in a car crash in South Australia while her brother was with the national side in the United Arab Emirates for the Asian Cup.

Teenager Bor Mabil, the sister of Socceroos forward Awer Mabil, was killed in the early hours of Saturday morning when a car in which she was a passenger crashed in Adelaide.

The death strikes a family that had already endured plenty of hardship on their journey to Australia from South Sudan via the refugee camps of Kenya and puts considerable perspective on the loss of a football match.

"FFA extends its deepest sympathies to Awer, the Mabil family, and Bor’s friends, at this difficult time," Football Federation Australia (FFA) said in a statement.

"FFA is providing support to Awer, his teammates, and Socceroos staff in the United Arab Emirates."