Emiliano Sala: Super Eagles, Others Pay Tribute
The Super Eagles of Nigeria have joined others across the world to mourn the death of Cardiff City star, Emiliano Sala.
The Nigeria national team via their official twitter handle on Friday paid tribute to the Late Sala; while also praying for his family and loved ones.
We join the rest of the footballing world to mourn the passing of Emiliano Sala. Our thoughts are with the friends and family of Emiliano and all those at @CardiffCityFC and @FCNantes #RIPSala ?? pic.twitter.com/ifHsxltrkG— ???? Super Eagles (@NGSuperEagles) February 8, 2019
Also, renowned footballers and sports enthusiasts have paid tribute to Sala after his body was found in the wreckage of a plane which crashed in the English Channel.
Many took to their social media handles to share their favourite photos of the 28-year-old football star who was en route to Cardiff after having completed a club-record transfer from Ligue 1 side Nantes.
Recall that on January 21, the Piper Malibu aircraft disappeared with Sala and pilot David Ibbotson on board.
Some of his colleagues shared clips from his last match while praying for his family in these difficult times.
Players like Mesut Ozil, Sergio Aguero, Wayne Rooney, Kylian Mbappé, Alexandre Lacazette, Luke Shaw and Argentina legend, Diego Maradona, and many more sent their heartfelt condolence to Sala’s family.
His club, Cardiff City FC, also released a touching statement on its official page.
Diego Maradona wrote on Instagram: “I am very sorry for this sad news. Many of us kept a light of hope for you, Emiliano. I send a big hug to your family and friends, and I thank the Argentines for the respect of colleagues and fans from all over the world. See you, Emiliano! #RecenPorSala #PrayForSala
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