Emiliano Sala, the Cardiff City player who passed on in a plane accident. His remain body will be repatriated to Argentina on Friday and a wake-keeping service will be held for him at boyhood club San Martin de Progreso on Saturday.
Sala was affirmed dead when his remaining body was found in the wreckage of the plane that disappeared from English radar on January 22.
Sala’s body was recuperated from the wreckage last Wednesday. Pilot David Ibbotson stays missing, with funds being raised to proceed with the pursuit, to which Cardiff owner Vincent Tan has made personal donation of £50,000.
Among those booked to be in participation are the club’s director Neil Warnock and CEO Ken Choo.
Cardiff don’t have an football match this end of the week as they are out of the FA Cup, and the club designation is required to be back in south Wales on Sunday or Monday.
French publication Ouest-France have revealed that Sala’s previous club Nantes will be represented at the funeral by central defender Nicolas Pallois and general secretary Loic Morin.
Sat Martin de Progreso posted a passionate tribute on Facebook, saying: “We are hanging tight for you… like the main day you left yet this opportunity to remain with us until the end of time.
“You went and you are a case for everybody. Eternally in our hearts.”