Sala’s body to be returned to Argentina on Friday

first_img0Shares0000Yellow flowers are displayed in front of a portrait of Argentinian forward Emiliano Sala at the Beaujoire stadium in Nantes, France — Sala was traveling from Nantes to his new club Cardiff City when he died © AFP/File / LOIC VENANCEBUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Feb 13 – Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala’s body is to be returned to Argentina on Friday, the mayor of his hometown of Progreso, Julio Muller, told AFP Tuesday.Sala’s body was recovered from plane wreckage in the English Channel last week. He was flying to his new team, English Premier League side Cardiff City, from his old French club Nantes when his plane went missing over the Channel on January 21. Muller said Sala’s body would arrive in the late afternoon and be taken to the gymnasium next to his youth club’s headquarters, where a vigil was scheduled.He said Sala’s “mother, sister and brother have already arrived in Progreso.”British authorities formally identified Sala’s body last week, after which his family said they could “now begin to mourn our son and our brother.”Sala, who was 28, died of “head and trunk injuries,” an inquest in England heard on Monday.He was travelling in a light aircraft that disappeared near the British island of Guernsey.The wreckage was found on the seabed but 59-year-old pilot David Ibbotson remains missing.Sala’s former team gave him a rousing send off on Sunday, playing a French league match in a special all black kit for the occasion, with each player wearing the Argentine’s name on the back of their jersey rather than their own.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Express draw Bright Stars in Uganda cup semis

first_imgExpress last won the Uganda Cup in 2007 (file photo)Stanbic Uganda Cup 2019Semi-finals-Kyetume Vs Proline – Nakisunga Ssaza Play ground-Bright Stars Vs Express– Champions Stadium, MwereweSemi-finals (1st Leg): 24th – 28th AprilSemi-finals (2nd Leg): 5th – 9th May    MENGO – Express FC will have to negotiate past fellow StarTimes Uganda Premier League side, Bright Stars if they are to play in the 2019 Uganda Cup finals.This was confirmed on Wednesday, April 10th, at the semi finals’ draw conducted at FUFA House in Mengo.Express who have not won the Cup since beating KCCA FC on penalties back in 2007 are craving for silverware especially after changing top management last year.The last time they won something was in 2012 when they won the Uganda Premier League, but 7 years down the road, it feels like ages ago.To get to this stage, Express eliminated Paidha (Bye), Police (penalties), Water (2-1) and Bul (1-0).It will not be the draw Express hoped for as Bright Stars is the only remaining top tier side with the other two (Kyetume and Proline), playing in the Big League.It is expected to be a tough tie for both sides as Bright Stars who have already eliminated Kazo Excel, URA FC, Bumate and Nebbi Central, are also eyeing a first ever Uganda Cup crown.The first leg of the tie will be played at the Betway Mutessa II Stadium in Wankulukuku between 24th and 28th of April while the return leg happens a week later in Mwerere.The other semifinal sees Kyetume take on fellow Big League side Proline.Kyetume will host Proline at Nakisunga Ssaza play ground in the first leg.Proline head coach Shafik Bisaso and Kyetume CEO Henry Kayondo were present to witness the draw first hand.“The draw is fair, said Bisaso after the draw.“Like the rules suggest, the winner with most goals will progress to the finals.“We shall give our best over the two legs.To get here, Kyetume eliminated Wakiso Giants on penalties while Proline defeated Vipers 2-1 at Lugogo.The venue for final of this year’s Stanbic Uganda Cup has been confirmed as Masaka Recreational Stadium, hosted by Buganda Region.Comments Tags: bright starsExpress FCKyetume FCproline fcShafick BisasotopUganda Cuplast_img read more