Argentine striker Sala, along with pilot David Ibbotson, was on board the Piper Malibu N264DB which lost radar contact near Guernsey on 21 January.
It was given a massive boost thanks to a donation of £27,000 ($35,000) from Paris Saint-Germain forward Mbappe.
To be told the search has now been called off for the foreseeable future has only made this tragic time more hard.
Sala´s family said on Friday that his body´s recovery and identification could help bring closure to "the most painful time of our life". World Cup winning France worldwide Kylian Mbappe and Match of the Day host Gary Lineker have led the donations to continue the search for Mr Ibbotson. The aircraft's pilot David Ibbotson, however, is still missing and calls for continuing the operation to find him have been made from Emiliano Sala's family.
More than £120,000 has been raised by a campaign to restart the search for the pilot of the plane carrying Emiliano Sala, with Gary Lineker and Kylian Mbappé among those to have donated.
It was Cardiff's first match since Emiliano Sala's body was recovered from an underwater wreckage in the English Channel - before being formally identified by the Dorset coroner. "We need him home so that we are able to lay him to rest".
AAIB discovered one body in the wreckage and used special remotely operated vehicles recover Sala's body from the wreck.
The last few weeks have been extremely hard for Cardiff City after the disappearance and death of their new signing Emiliano Sala, who the Bluebirds broke their transfer record in order to bring to the club.
Nantes" players had promised to "win for Sala' and goals from Kalifa Coulibaly and Abdul Majeed Waris gave them a 2-0 half-time lead over Nimes, but emotions had worn the home side's nerves thin and they collapsed to a 4-2 defeat.
Cardiff City issued a statement shortly after identification was confirmed, saying: "We offer our most heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the family of Emiliano". Our thoughts remain with them at this hard time.