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Brazilian football club signs Paraguayan striker shot in the head

Salvador Cabanas scored 10 times for the national side prior to the injury which nearly took his life -
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Tanabi, a fourth-division football club from São Paulo state, says it has signed former Paraguay striker Salvador Cabanas.

The player was shot in the head at a Mexico bar in January 2010 whilst playing for Mexican side America.

After a surprisingly successful recovery Cabanas was left with limited vision in his left eye and some disability in his left foot.

The striker still has a bullet fragment lodged in his skull.

Tanabi released photos of the 33-year-old signing his contract and wearing the team's jersey. He is expected to be officially introduced on April 1 and his debut is set for April 6.

Local media sources have said that Cabanas' initial deal with Tanabi is valid for just three matches over a three-month period.

The club said it will try to keep him longer if it attracts more sponsors and that he can leave at any time if he is offered a better deal.

"We are giving him a chance to start again," club president Irineu Alves told UOL.

 
 

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