Footballer Sofian Kiyine Facing Fine And Driving Ban Over Spectacular Crash

A top-flight footballer is facing a hefty fine and a lengthy driving ban after flying through the air in his car and crashing into a sports hall.

OH Leuven star Sofian Kiyine was filmed as his Mercedes A-Class took flight over a roundabout in Flemalle, near Liege, on 30th March.

The winger and attacking midfielder had been drinking and was over the limit at the time of the crash.

Blood tests showed that he had a blood alcohol level of 1.6 per mille – three times the permitted amount, according to reports.

Kiyine, 26, suffered non life-threatening injuries in the incident, which saw him reach speeds of 140 to 150 km/h (86-03 mph) in a 90 km/h (56 mph) zone, according to the police report.

Footage shows how the Belgian-born Morocco international flew 50 metres (55 yards) through the air and through the wall of a sports hall five metres (16 feet) above the ground.

His car landed on the floor inside the building.

Luckily, no one else was injured in the incident, which saw him temporarily suspended by his club.

Belgian media are now reporting that Kiyine has been summoned to appear before a judge at the Liege police court on 29th June.

He reportedly faces a fine of EUR 16,000 (GBP 14,000), as well as a five-year driving ban.

Prosecutor Philippe Dulieu has promised a “quick” and “firm” legal response, according to local media.

Kiyine has caps for the Morocco U20 and U23 teams but is also eligible to represent Belgium and Italy.

During his career, he has also made appearances for Chievo, Salernitana, and Venezia.

His current team finished 10th out of 18 in the Belgian Pro League in the 2022-23 season.

Following the crash, Belgian media have dubbed him the “flying footballer”.


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