Man arrested on suspicion of manslaughter over Emiliano Sala death

A player warms up in front of a portrait of Argentinian forward Emiliano Sala prior to the L1 football match between FC Nantes and Nimes Olympique at the Beaujoire Stadium in Nantes on February 10, 2019. (AFP)
Updated 19 June 2019

Man arrested on suspicion of manslaughter over Emiliano Sala death

  • The forward, 28, died when a plane carrying him and pilot David Ibbotson came down in the Channel on January 21
  • Detective Inspector Simon Huxter: As a result of our enquiries we have arrested a 64-year-old man from the North Yorkshire area on suspicion of manslaughter by an unlawful act

LONDON: A man has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter over the death of Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala, British police confirmed on Wednesday.
The forward, 28, died when a plane carrying him and pilot David Ibbotson came down in the Channel on January 21, just days after he had joined Cardiff City from Nantes.
“As a result of our enquiries we have today, Wednesday 19 June 2019, arrested a 64-year-old man from the North Yorkshire area on suspicion of manslaughter by an unlawful act,” Detective Inspector Simon Huxter, of Dorset Police said in a statement.
“He is assisting with our enquiries and has been released from custody under investigation.”
After a crowd-funded specialized search, Sala’s body was recovered from the wreckage in February but Ibbotson’s body has not been found.


Lebanon’s Nejmeh signs cooperation agreement with Arsenal

Updated 17 October 2019

Lebanon’s Nejmeh signs cooperation agreement with Arsenal

  • Flagship English club Arsenal F.C. has signed a cooperation agreement with Lebanon’s Nejmeh Sporting Club
  • Arsenal will assist Nejmeh at academy level, coaching of age-group teams and in business-related areas such as administration and marketing

LONDON: Lebanon’s Nejmeh Sporting Club has signed a cooperation agreement with Premier League side Arsenal F.C.

As part of the agreement, Arsenal will assist Nejmeh at academy level, coaching of age-group teams and in business-related areas such as administration and marketing.

Nejmeh’s President Asaad Saccal instructed club director, Jamal Al-Jurdi, to follow up on the English club’s offer of assistance.

Nejmeh Sporting Club is only one of a few Middle Eastern clubs to have received such an offer from one of England’s long-standing premier football clubs.

Nejmeh S.C. is based in the Manara district of Ras Beirut. The Beirut derby with Ansar has historically been the most anticipated game in Lebanon.