Norwich City confirmed on their website that striker Dieumerci Mbokani was at Brussels Airport in Belgium at the time of Tuesday morning’s terror attacks.
The 30-year-old, who’s on loan from Ukraine club Dinamo Kiev, was unharmed but shaken by the tragic events in the city where he played for Anderlecht and in which a number of people were killed and injured.
It is believed the DR Congo international was on his way to Kinshasa to join up with his international team-mates but has returned to his family, while the Canaries have remained in constant dialogue with him.
For now, it’s not known if Mbokani will be available for international duty, as DR Congo play an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double-header against Angola on Saturday and next Tuesday.
Mbokani played six seasons in Belgium, two for Anderlecht and four for Standard, and scored 66 goals in 127 appearances in the top flight. This season, the 30-year-old has hit the net four times for Norwich, who are ranked just 17th in the Premier League table at the moment.
Club statement: Dieumerci Mbokani.
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