Huge crocodile mauls 19-year-old football player during training (photos)

Huge crocodile mauls 19-year-old football player during training (photos)

- A 19-year-old football player has been killed by a crocodile during training

- The player was resting under a shade near the Zambezi river in Mozambique

- His body has not been found by authorities after efforts to find his remains

A huge, five-meter crocodile has reportedly killed a 19-year-old football player in the western Mozambican town of Tete.

Huge crocodile mauls 19-year-old football player during training (photos)

Estevao Alberto Gino was killed by a crocodile

Estevao Alberto Gino was reportedly training with his team when he and a couple of fellow players stopped to rest under a shade near the crocodile-infested Zambezi river.

Witnesses said the crocodile suddenly jumped out of the water, grabbed Estevao by the waist and dragged him back into the river.

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Huge crocodile mauls 19-year-old football player during training (photos)

Estevao (front row, second from right) pictured with his teammates

Estevao's club, Atletico Mineiro de Tete, confirmed the attack and added that his body has tragically not been found.

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The club's founder and coach, Edy Carvalho, also said that the teammates who were with Estevao could not have done anything due to the size of the crocodile and the quickness of the attack.

Crocodile attacks are common along the Zambezi river, which is also a source of water for locals.

Here is a video of a crocodile along the Zambezi river.

Source: Sports.naija.ng

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