Sala’s Funeral Takes Place in Argentina


Sala’s Funeral Takes Place in Argentina

Cardiff manager Neil Warnock and club chief executive Ken Choo joined mourners at the funeral of Emiliano Sala in his hometown in Argentina on Saturday.

The 28-year-old striker’s body was repatriated on Friday before it was returned to Progreso, about 350 miles from Buenos Aires, for the public vigil which was attended by Sala’s family members.

Sala died when the plane he was on crashed into the English Channel on January 21 as he travelled from Nantes to Cardiff, having become the Premier League club’s record signing two days earlier.

Warnock and Choo joined locals from the small town in the Argentinean province of Sante Fe for a service in the gymnasium of Sala’s boyhood club, San Martin de Progreso.

They arrived wearing black suits with yellow daffodils pinned to their jackets as a tribute to Sala. Sala’s former club Nantes was represented by defender Nicolas Pallois and general secretary Loic Morin.