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Nantes striker Waris dedicates goal to missing Sala

Majeed Waris paid tribute to missing former teammate Emiliano Sala after scoring for Nantes in their 1-1 draw against Saint-Etienne in Ligue 1 on Wednesday night.

The Ghanaian salvaged a point for Nantes with 20 minutes to play and he celebrated by tapping a photograph of Sala on a top under his shirt.

Sala and pilot David Ibbotson were on board a light aircraft that disappeared over the Channel Islands on 21 January.

Emotional tributes were paid to Sala, 28, before the game.

A video featuring his highlights as a Nantes player was played before the game at the Stade de la Beaujoire.

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Fans were visibly upset, and Argentina flags and ‘Sala’ scarves were waved in the stands.

Players from both sides wore shirts bearing a photo of Sala and the message ‘On t’aime Emi’ – which translates as ‘we love you Emi’ – during the warm-up and wore green armbands symbolising hope during the match.

Play was stopped in the ninth minute as players and fans took part in a minute’s applause, which reduced Nantes manager Vahid Halilhodzic to tears.

Sala had completed a transfer from Nantes to Cardiff City on 19 January, two days before his flight went missing from radar when he was travelling to join his new team-mates.

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Source: myjoyonline.com 

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