Pape Diouf who had been suffering from the corona virus for some days, has finally died in Dakar, Senegal.

Born in the city of Abéché, Chad. The 68-year-old was a journalist but was famous for being the president of French football club Olympique de Marseille.

He became the first black president of a first-tier European football club having assumed the position in 2005 and was replaced by Jean-Claude Dassier as club’s president in 2010.

Diouf fell ill with COVID-19 at the end of last week, going on an artificial breathing machine on Saturday. He was due to be transported to France tomorrow morning for specialist care, but sadly passed earlier this evening.