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Former Dinamo Zagreb boss Zdravko Mamic suffers gunshot wound: Medic

Dinamo Zagreb, where Mamic is currently a consultant, denounced the injury as an assassination attempt on its website.

Published: 23rd August 2017 12:36 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd August 2017 12:36 AM   |  A+A-

Former Dinamo Zagreb boss Zdravko Mamic (File | AP)

By AFP

SARAJEVO: Former Dinamo Zagreb boss Zdravko Mamic, on trial for corruption and considered the most powerful man in Croatian football, has been shot in the leg in Bosnia, a medical source said Tuesday.

"Zdravko Mamic has been admitted by our emergency services, his wound has been treated and his life is not in danger," Ivan Bagaric, a doctor at a clinic in the western Bosnian town of Tomislavgrad told AFP. 

He said that Mamic, 58, had "left the establishment in a stable state".

Dinamo Zagreb, where Mamic is currently a consultant, denounced the injury as an "assassination attempt" on its website.

According to the club, Mamic went to Tomislavgrad -- where his family is from -- on the anniversary of his father's death.

His lawyer Ivan Stanic, quoted by Croatian television channel NOVA TV, said he was in the cemetery when two people fired at him.

Mamic went on trial in April, accused of abuse of power and graft that cost Dinamo more than 15 million euros and the state 1.5 million euros. The courtroom has seen regular angry outbursts from the accused.

He is being tried along with three others: his brother and former Dinamo Zagreb coach Zoran Mamic, former club director Damir Vrbanovic, and a tax inspector.

Real Madrid midfielder and Croatian international Luka Modric appeared in the witness box at the trial but then faced questioning over alleged false testimony.

In July Mamic was further charged, along with several others, of funnelling money from the club which allegedly cost it nearly 20 million euros.

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