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Sports News of Thursday, 31 January 2019

Source: Ghana Soccernet

Majeed Waris scores on emotional night as Nantes draw with Saint Etienne

Ghana forward Majeed Waris netted for Nantes in their 1-1 draw with Saint Etienne in the French Ligue 1 on Wednesday on a night that the club was paying tribute to missing former striker Emiliano Sala.

Saint Etienne's Remy Cabella opened the scoring shortly after the break, tapping the ball in from millimetres out after Nantes had attempted to clear.

But Majeed Waris salvaged a point for Nantes with 20 minutes to play, celebrating by tapping a photograph of Sala on a top under his shirt.

Players of Nantes wore shirts bearing the name of former team-mate Emiliano Sala during their first match since the Argentine striker went missing.

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, before Wednesday's 1-1 draw with Saint-Etienne in Ligue 1.

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

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

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