Zeballos eager to wear Chapecoense jersey

- Indo-Asian News Service, Rio de Janeiro

Jan 3, 2017-

Uruguayan defender Emilio Zeballos has described the opportunity to represent Chapecoense as a “privilege” as he prepares to begin a one-year loan spell with the striken Brazilian football club. 

The 24-year-old is one of the first players to arrive at Chapecoense since a plane crash killed most of the club’s players, staff and directors in November, last year, reports Xinhua news agency. “It’s an honour to know that Chapecoense had their eyes on me and it will be a privilege to wear their shirt,” Zeballos said on Sunday. 

Zeballos is currently contracted to Uruguay’s Defensor, where he has featured at both right back and centre-back. Others to have already joined Chapecoense include forward Rossi Pereira, goalkeeper Davi, central defender Douglas Grolli and midfielder Dodo. Seventy-one people died, including 19 Chapecoense players, when the LaMia plane in which they were travelling crashed near Medellin, Colombia, on November 28.

Published: 03-01-2017 08:57

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