Cardiff wins another game in memory of Sala

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 09: Sol Bamba of Cardiff City celebrates with teammate Callum Paterson after the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Cardiff City at St Mary's Stadium on February 9, 2019 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 09: Sol Bamba of Cardiff City celebrates with teammate Callum Paterson after the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Cardiff City at St Mary's Stadium on February 9, 2019 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

The English Premier League club played for the first time after Emiliano Sala’s body was recovered from the aircraft crash in the English Channel.

On Friday, the biggest news around the football world what’s the recovery of Argentinean footballer Emiliano Sala’s body from the bottom of the English Channel.

The South American was set to join Cardiff City in the English Premier League, after being sold by French Ligue 1 side Nantes.

But he and English pilot David Ibbotson disappeared from the radar on January 21st, as they were flying from Nantes to Cardiff over the English Channel.

Yesterday, the body of Sala was recovered, while the body of pilot Ibbotson is still to be found.

And today Cardiff City visited Southampton in the Premier League, the first match since Sala’s body was found.

For Bluebirds’ Sol Bamba, the 2-1 victory over the Saints was an important boost in the competition.

“It has been a tough couple of weeks, and we knew that we needed to come here and get a result today,” Sol told the club’s official website.

“It wasn’t easy, especially with the events that have unfolded recently.”

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“The result is a massive boost, especially at this stage of the season,” he added.

“We want to build up momentum and go on a run of games.”

“With the matches coming up, we know that we can get three points from every game, especially at home,” Bamba commented.

“It couldn’t get any better and to celebrate in front of the fans was massive.”

“There was a lot going through my mind after scoring,” he continued.

“I knew Emiliano was watching from up there today, so it was so good to get the three points.”

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