Danny Jordaan sends message of condolence to Brazil FA over Chapecoense plane crash

01 December 2016 - 18:42 By Sports Reporter

South African Football Association president Danny Jordaan has sent his condolences to the families of the airplane accident in Colombia that killed 71 passengers‚ including players of Brazilian club Chapecoense Football Club.

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Jordaan’s message was sent to the Brazilian football association‚ the CBF (Confederação Brasileira de Futebol). The contents of the president’s message were released in a statement by Safa on Thursday.

  • LISTEN: Final panicked words of pilot in Colombian plane crashFans mourned Wednesday for a Brazilian football team decimated in a plane crash that killed 71 people in Colombia, as a recording emerged of the panicked pilot reporting he was out of fuel. 

“Safa‚ the loving South African community and I have learnt with sadness and shock about the tragic air plane accident that resulted in the loss of 71 passengers who included the players of Chapecoense Football Club‚” Jordaan said.

“I take this opportunity to extend our condolences and request that you please convey our condolences to the government of Brazil‚ the city‚ community and the bereaved families. May the Lord give their families and the people of Brazil strength during this time.

  • Survivors of crash that killed Brazilian players undergo operations in Columbia, probe begins Doctors treated traumatized survivors and an investigation was to get underway on Wednesday into an air crash that killed 71 people and wiped out Brazil's Chapecoense soccer team en route to a cup final in Colombia.

“We wish the six people who survived the air crash swift recovery and hope they will get well soon.”

Chapecoense‚ from the small city of Chapeco‚ were in the middle of a fairytale season. They were promoted to Brazil's top division in 2014 for the first time since the 1970s and had reached the maiden final of the Copa Sudamericana‚ the equivalent of the Uefa Europa League.

  • Plane crash kills dream of football team that defied oddsTravelling on the doomed airliner that crashed in Colombia were the players and staff of a Brazilian football club about to complete a journey from unknowns to would-be South American champions.

Chapecoense were travelling to Medellin‚ Colombia to play Atletico Nacional in the first leg of the final.

- Safa Media