Ghana internationals Majeed Waris, Jonathan Mensah and Rashid Sumaila have joined other African stars to mourn the death of Cardiff City forward Emiliano Sala who was confirmed dead on Thursday evening.
Sala boarded a Piper Malibu aircraft en route from Nantes to Cardiff on January 21, after completing a club-record move to the Premier League side.
However, the plane got missing and after several weeks of search, the wreckage of the aircraft was found and a body was pulled out from it on Wednesday.
The body was then identified as the former Nantes player's and African stars have taken to the social media to pay their tribute to the departed footballer.
— Riyad Mahrez (@Mahrez22) February 8, 2019
SEA, When I first heard obout this crash 2 weeks ago, I felt really sad but still a had strong hope that they would find him. Today, I feel heartbroken and sorry to hear that the body recovered from the wreckage of the crashed plane was that of @emilianosala9 😢. pic.twitter.com/ySGwxNkPbB
— Emmanuel Adebayor (@E_Adebayor) February 8, 2019
Une pensée à sa famille et ses proches! Rest in peace 🤲🏿 pic.twitter.com/nxCJk3hIV5
— Koulibaly Kalidou (@kkoulibaly26) February 8, 2019
You were loved by everyone and you will be remembered by everyone. RIP 😭 pic.twitter.com/YB6zbC5sID
— M. Waris 🙏 (@warisgh10) February 8, 2019
We nothing but pencils in the hands of the creator.May God have mercy on your soul😔🙏🏽.#RIPSala#JahGuide pic.twitter.com/7KqTtcagQD
— Joe Mensah (@mensah_joe) February 8, 2019
My Thoughts nd prayers go out to Emiliano Sala nd the pilot only God knows best RIP🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/J9TesJ38pT
— Rashid Sumaila (@rashidsumaila37) February 8, 2019