13-year-old football player passes away in the Solomon Islands

Sad news shook Solomon Islands football on this Wednesday: the death of Kisina Kuliusu Damutalau, who was only 13 years old. The young player was killed by a crocodile at Koltakesa (Isabel Province) on this Tuesday.

Kisina represented Isabel Frigates in the Solomon Islands Football Federation Just Play National U-14 Championship held in Honiara a couple of weeks ago.

Kisina (right) playing for Isabel Frigates U-14 – SIFF Media

Crocodile attacks on people in Solomon Islands has increased significantly over the past decade. However, killing crocodiles is forbidden in many of the local cultures that depicting them as, taboo, sacred animals or ancestral spirits.

Oceania Football Center send condolences to Kisina’s family and friends.

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