Anzhi young player shot head in Dagestan

The morning of 4th January came with terrible news in Russia’s North Caucasus, as Gasan Magomedov, a young player of the Russian football club Anzhi Makhachkala, was shot dead. How did this awful accident happen? It turns out that Gasan Magomedov was driving to his parents house when his vehicle was put under the attack of a gunfire, as it was later reported.

It was such a noisy scene that the football player’s parents heard it and rushed outside the house only to find their son shot. They immediately transported him to the hospital, but unfortunately, Gasan Magomedov did on the way to the medical institution.

The region in Russia where the attack happened, Dagestan, is well known for being a target of Islamist insurgency. The good news is that the players from Anzhi come to Dagestan only for home games and do the rest of their training and playing in Moscow.

Sergey Korablev, Anzhi Makhachkala’s general director, has sent his consolation to the victim’s family and said that he hopes the police will find his murderers and punish them accordingly.

Anzhi Makhachkala is an important football team in Russia and is known for competing for the Russian Premier League title. The team is also known for attracting star players such as Roberto Carlos. However, as soon as the previous billionaire owner, Suleman Kerimov, stopped funding the team, it started losing a part of his star players and, what is more, the team was even relegated to the country's second tier.

 

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