Atlético Mineiro de Tete, of Mozambique, have confirmed that their player, Estevao Alberto Gino, was viciously killed by a crocodile.
As reported by The Sun, Atlético Mineiro de Tete - an amateur club in the east African country - took to Facebook to announce the horrendous news.
Estevao Alberto Gino victim, Football player, https://t.co/WUJ7iE45pV
— Nekropole info (@NekropoleENG) March 19, 2017
"We are mourning our player, our brother, our friend, our son and our eternal central defender Estevao Alberto Gino," the club wrote on social media.
"He was 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."
— Ponte 11 (@ponte11_ec) March 20, 2017
The teenager was out for a run with two friends at the time and stopped briefly before the reptile attacked him.
His friends could do nothing to help Gino, as the crocodile pulled him into the water.
Even more agonisingly for the 19-year-old's family, no body has been found yet, with the crocodile expected to have eaten his remains.