Chapecoense returns to pitch two months after plane crash

Brazilian soccer club Chapecoense played its first game in memory of those who died in the crash two months ago while en route to Colombia.

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Chapecoense (in green) and Palmeiras players pose before a charity match at the Arena Conda, Chapeco, Brazil, 1/21/17.

Updated Jan 23, 2017

The Brazilian soccer club Chapecoense played its first game after recruiting 22 new players following the loss of 19 players and staff members in a plane crash two month ago.

The team members were on their way to Colombia for the Copa Sudamericana tournament when the the tragedy happened.

TRT World ’s Hlonela Lupuwana reports.