Monday, 20 March 2017

Footballer snatched by Crocodile in Mozambique

A teenage footballer has been snatched and killed by a 16-foot crocodile while training along the banks of a river in Mozambique. Estevao Alberto Gino, 19, played for Atletico Mineiro de Tete, a club in Mozambique’s second division, and was training near the Zambezi river in the western province of Tete. His coach, Eduardo Carvalho, explains: ‘He was training and after jogging he stretched his hands into the water and that was when the crocodile caught him.’ He was not with his team-mates at the time but two neighbours who witnessed the attack estimated the crocodile to have been about 16-foot long, and said ‘they could not do anything’ to save him. Estevao, a centre back, had played for the team – named after a Brazilian team – for several years, starting in the youth team. On their Facebook page they wrote: ‘We are mourning our player, our brother, our friend, our son and our eternal central defender Estevao Alberto Gino, only 19 years of age with a promising future, who was the victim of a crocodile on the banks of the Zambezi river.’ Last week villagers in neighbouring Zimbabwe cut open a crocodile and found the remains of an eight-year-old boy inside the beast.

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