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VIDEO: Hero lifesaver Kone saves goalkeeper from choking to death

8:12 PM GMT+4 26/02/2017
Francis Kone
The shot-stopper has taken to Facebook to thank the Togo striker and is expected to make a full recovery after a major scare

Bohemians goalkeeper Martin Berkovec has Slovacko striker Francis Kone to thank for saving his life after a horror collision when the sides clashed in Czech Republic’s 1. Liga.

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The keeper had come to the edge of his box to collect a long through pass but defender Daniel Krch crashed into him, leaving the shot-stopper unconscious on his back and swallowing his own tongue.

Kone, however, showed lightning-fast reactions to recognise the trouble his opponent was in, racing across to ensure the goalkeeper could breath. 

After the match, which finished 0-0 on Saturday, Berkovec expressed his gratitude to the Togo international forward via his Facebook account: “I would like to thank Francis Kone for rescue at today’s game… I’m glad for the help and thanks again!!!”

Reports suggest the 28-year-old will make a full recovery.