Salvador Cabañas was in fine form when he greeted a delegation from the Paraguayan Football Association which included his international head coach Gerardo Martino.
The meeting took place at a clinic where Cabañas continues to receive treatment for his near fatal shooting at the beginning of the year.
After fighting for his life, Cabañas insists he is now totally focused on playing for Paraguay again, all this just two months after being shot in the head. The recovery of the footballer has amazed the doctors who have treated him.
In the garden of the clinic, Cabañas and Martino took turns trying to score against Paraguayan physio Celso Fretes in an improvised goal. The striker’s aim and power surprised Paraguayan FA director Horacio Cartes.
“He shot very accurately. I’m amazed by his state of recovery.”
At the conclusion of the meeting, Cabañas told Martino not to forget about him when he comes to drawing up his Paraguay squad for South Africa later this year.
Cabañas left hospital in Mexico City two weeks ago and made a television appearance in which he said he would play again soon.
The bullet with which he was shot remains lodged in his head however and doctors have warned him that playing competitive football would be very dangerous for him.
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