Nigerians on Twitter are morning the death of Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala.
A body retrieved from the wreckage of a crashed plane in the English Channel has been formally identified as Cardiff City’s Argentina-born football player Emiliano Sala, British police said on Thursday.
Sala, 28, had been flying from his previous club Nantes in western France to Wales on Jan. 21.
He was going to make his debut for the English Premier League club when the single-engined Piper Malibu aircraft disappeared over the sea.
Wreckage was found on Sunday following a privately-funded underwater search and a body recovered on Wednesday and taken to southern England.
Rest In Peace, Emiliano. 💔❤️
Police confirm body found in English Channel is that of Emiliano Sala https://t.co/oOa01DK6r1
— Ovie (@OvieO) February 8, 2019
— Oluwashina Okeleji (@oluwashina) February 8, 2019
I was so sorry to see on TV that your body was found. I wish you were found alive waiting to be rescued on some island. I am not always interested in football/ers but then I can't overlook d fact that you were just at the peak of your career. Your poor Dad was waiting!! #RIPSala
— Mizdee (@tomisindosunmu) February 8, 2019
— CHRISTI_ANNE (@QueenAmie97) February 8, 2019
— I am Kaybanty (@Kaybanty96) February 8, 2019