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Ex-Marseille president dies from coronavirus

By AFP

Added 1st April 2020 01:45 AM

Pape Diouf was born in Chad but had French and Senegalese citizenship.

Ex-Marseille president dies from coronavirus

The now late Pape Diouf pictured on February 4, 2014. (AFP)

Pape Diouf was born in Chad but had French and Senegalese citizenship.

CORONAVIRUS & SPORTS

Former Marseille president Pape Diouf has died aged 68 after contracting coronavirus, a family source told AFP on Tuesday.

Diouf, who was born in Chad but had French and Senegalese citizenship, led the club between 2005-2009 and helped build the side that lifted the Ligue 1 title in 2010.

He was set to leave Dakar for Nice earlier on Tuesday to be treated for COVID-19 in France but the plane never left Senegal.

Diouf was also a journalist and a football agent before taking over at the Stade Velodrome.

  24 2007 iouf flanked by anadian businessman ack achkar  and arseilles coach ose nigo FEB 24, 2007: Diouf flanked by Canadian businessman Jack Kachkar (R) and Marseille's coach Jose Anigo

 

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