Teenager admits to killing a Socceroos player’s sister when he slammed an Audi into a fence while driving drunk without a licence
- Akol Akol, 19, pleaded guilty over a fatal crash that killed passenger Bor Mabil
- The 19-year-old girl is the younger sister of Sudanese Socceroos star Awer Mabil
- Akol is due to appear again in October over Saturday’s crash in Adelaide
Socceroos star Awer Mabil’s teenage sister Bor died in a car crash in Adelaide in January
A South Australian man charged over the drunken street-racing death of the sister of Socceroos player Awer Mabil has pleaded guilty.
Akol Agiu Akol appeared in Adelaide Magistrates Court on Tuesday over the death of his passenger, Bor Mabil,19, in a crash in January.
The 19-year-old admitted to driving dangerously causing her death while involved in a street race with another car allegedly being driven by his co-accused, Alakiir Kelei Deng.
Deng is yet to plead to one count of driving without due care.
Akol’s charge was aggravated because he was street racing, had a blood alcohol reading of .08 or higher, had MDMA in his system and was driving disqualified.
Bor Mabil is the sister of Socceroos player Awer Mabil (pictured) who learned of the crash while playing in the United Arab Emirates
Akol was driving an Audi sedan (pictured) which crashed into a fence in Adelaide’s northern suburbs in January
Ms Mabil died at the scene after the Audi sedan Akol was driving crashed into a fence at Andrews Farm, north of Adelaide.
Akol, from Daveron Park, appeared emotional in the dock, wiping away tears and waving to supporters, according to 9 News.
Around the time of his sister’s death, Awer Mabil was playing for Australia in an Asian Cup quarter-final which the Socceroos lost 1-0 to UAE.
He has scored four goals in nine matches for Australia since debuting against Kuwait in October, including two strikes in the Asian Cup.
The siblings’ parents fled from Sudan in 1994 and they grew up in a Kenyan refugee camp before coming to Australia.
Chief Magistrate Mary-Louise Hribal remanded Akol in custody to face the District Court in October.
She continued Deng’s bail to reappear before the court in November.
Awer Mabil’s (pictured) parents fled from Sudan in 1994 and he grew up in a Kenyan refugee camp before coming to Australia