Dakar, Nov 30 (APS) – Fulham’s team (English elite) paid a heartfelt tribute to their former player, Senegalese midfielder, Pape Bouba Diop, on Monday in a Premier League match against Leicester in King Power Stadium counting for the 10th day.
The native of Rufisque, who died in France on Sunday after a long illness, moved to Fulham from 2004 to 2007.
The kickoff of the match was preceded by a minute of silence in tribute to Pape Bouba Diop and to the Argentine legend, Diego Maradona.
The game’s first scorer, Fulham midfielder Ademola Lookman (30th minute), paid tribute to the former international in his own way.
After scoring his goal, he approached the substitutes’ bench to brandish the jersey of the Senegal team flocked with the number 19, that of Pape Bouba Diop, who died Sunday in France following a long illness.
If the Cottagers were the first English club of Pape Bouba Diop (1978-2020), trained in Jaraaf, passed through Switzerland, France (RC Lens), he also played in Portsmouth (2007-2010), West Ham ( 2011-2012) and Birmingham at the end of his career from 2012 to 2013.
Pape Bouba Diop who also visited Greece at AEK Athens
(2010-2011), won the Swiss Championship in 2001 with the Grasshopers, the FA Cup with Portsmouth in 2008 and the Greek Cup in 2011.
According to media sources, the remains of Senegal’s first goalscorer at the 2002 World Cup will arrive in Dakar on Wednesday. He will be buried the same day in his hometown of Rufisque.