Tragedy Mozambique football player eaten by crocodile while jogging along a river

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Gino played for an amateur club called Atletico Mineiro de Tete, and they have confirmed the death of their player.

play The youngster was eaten by a crocodile while out jogging in Mozambique

A football player in Mozambique has died after being attacked by a crocodile while jogging along a river.

The young player, named as Estevao Alberto Gino, was confirmed dead by his club, an amateur team Atletico Mineiro de Tete.

The incident happened when Gino was attacked by the crocodile while running on the banks of the Zambezi river. His body has not yet been found.

Edy Carvalho, the club’s manager, told O Tempo what happened:

"The crocodile came out of the water abruptly and took him by the waist. After that, the animal ran back into the water.

"His two friends were very scared and they heard the screams, but there was nothing they could do. The crocodile was like five meters.

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Atletico Mineiro de Tete have also updated their Facebook page with a tribute to Gino:

"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.

"The CAMT sends our sincerest condolences to your family. It is an irreparable loss for all of us.

"Estevao was an example of obedience, respect, and humility and leaves a huge void in our life."