Former President Of French Football Club Olympique de Marseille "Pape Diouf" Dies, After Being Diagnosed of Coronavirus.

Former president of French football club Olympique de Marseille Pape Diouf gave up the ghost in his Homeland Senegal, after testing positive to Coronavirus.

The 68-year-old Senegalese who is highly regarded as one of the brilliant minds in football, became one of the few Black men to occupy an executive seat in a european big club.

Pape Diouf was the former Olympique de Marseille president from 2005-2009 (4-years), which the club flourished under his tenure, as the club secured Champions League qualifications, but failed to win a league title.

He had been under intensive care at a hospital in Dakar shortly after being diagnosed of the virus, as his death makes it the first COVID_19 case that have led to death in Senegal.

The Ligue 1 side Olympique Marseille announced the tragic news on Tuesday, via their official Twitter page;
"Olympique de Marseille learned with great sadness of the death of Pape Diouf."
"Diouf will remain forever in the hearts of Marseillais as one of the great craftsmen of the history of the club."

"Our condolences to his family and loved ones."

Diouf had been a journalist and football agent to Marcel Desailly, Basile Boli, William Gallas, Samir Nasri and Didier Drogba.

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