Senegal mourns football hero Papa Bouba Diop

Senegal mourns football hero Papa Bouba Diop
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  • calendar-gray 05 December 2020

Senegalese football hero Papa Bouba Diop, who died in France last week aged 42, is being buried in a private ceremony at his birthplace near Dakar, APA reports citing BBC.

On Friday, President Macky Sall led tributes to him, saying the nation's loss was "immense".

Diop scored the only goal in the 2002 World Cup match which saw Senegal upset then reigning champions France.

Several of his former teammates, some overcome with emotion, attended Friday's ceremony.

They wore the shirts of the national team bearing his name, and his number, 19.

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