A Premier League footballer collapsed after learning of his twin brother’s death, his club said.

Ralph Kawondera needed hospital treatment and counselling on Wednesday following the death of his brother, Triangle FC said.

Ralph, the Triangle captain, was admitted at the Collin Saunders Hospital “unconscious” but was making a recovery, his club said.

The club said in a brief statement posted on Twitter: “Our captain Kaondera was admitted at Collin Saunders Hospital. He was unconscious since the time he received sad news that his twin brother died Raphael Junior today.

“He has responded so well to both medical and psychological counseling. We wish him a quick recovery may his twin brother rest in peace.”

Ralph is not in any way related to former Warriors top striker Shingi, but he comes from a family that has given this nation footballers such as former Darryn T stalwart Raphael, lower division coach Ralph senior as well as former Dynamos and Triangle striker Richard.

His twin brother Raphael Jr and goalkeeper Chamunorwa played in the Division One League.

Raphael Junior had spells at Division One outfits National Handling Services and Highfield United.