Zabal, who until now had spent his entire career in Spain, signed for a team called to do great things in the newly released – this will be his second season – Canadian First Division. Spanish became the fifth foreign signing of the rojiblanca franchise, who has already signed the English Neufville, the Jamaican Shaw, the Ghanaian Bernardinho and the Mexican ‘Messi’ Acuña and still has two more places for foreign players.“I am very excited for this new adventure, for being part of the Atlético Ottawa family and for having the opportunity to live in such a beautiful country. I hope my experience can help the team succeed“said Nacho Zabal, who will play under Miguel Ángel ‘Mista’. The Logroño goalkeeper joins Ramón Soria (Edmonton), José Galán (Valor) and Víctor Blasco and Jan Pirretas (Pacific) in the Spanish delegation of the Canadian Premier League. Atlético Ottawa, club owned by Atlético de Madrid, announced today the signing of Nacho Zabal, who became the first Spanish footballer in the history of the Canadian club. The 33-year-old goalkeeper from Logroño comes from Calahorra, with whom he has played 14 games this season before suffering an injury to the posterior ligament of his right knee.“Bringing in Nacho demonstrates our club’s commitment to signing high-quality players and to continue our desire to build a competitive team in the Canadian Premier League, “said Fernando López, CEO of Atlético Ottawa.” I am confident that he will become one of the league’s most outstanding goalkeepers due to his experience and talent. ” López completed.
He Naples was the first Serie A team to use for 25 of its workers the ‘cassa integrazione’, a social buffer that the Italian stadium grants to companies in crisis, a measure also chosen by Rome and Sampdoria in this coronavirus emergency.During March and April, then, employees will receive 80% of their normal salary up to a maximum of 1,400 euros per month, while the players have not yet reached an agreement for their cut, which according to the Serie A direction line will be four months if the postponed matches cannot be recovered and two if, in the end, it will be possible. A difficult time for the families of the “azzurri” workers, whose payments are far from those of the soccer stars. So, Rino Gattuso, Cristiano Giuntoli and all the footballers in the squad decided to intervene to help them financially in the coming days.A gesture praised by tifosi and the Neapolitan press, that he was born from the coach and the sports director and that, immediately, he received the participation of all the footballers, who in recent weeks have already carried out several solidarity events for the hospitals in the southern city.