The president of the Ivorian Football Federation, Augustin Sidy Diallo has died after contracting Coronavirus.
Mr. Diallo age 61 was reported to have died on Saturday, November 21, after he tested positive for Coronavirus on November 9.
The virus prevented Diallo from accompanying the Ivory Coast’s national team in this month’s African Cup of Nations qualifying double header against Madagascar.
Diallo started his career in football by working at Stella d’Adjame and that team won the WAFU Cup in 1981.
It was announced earlier in 2020 that Diallo would leave his post as president of the Ivorian Football Federation after serving two terms.
Elections have still to be held to determine who his successor will be. Didier Drogba emerged as a potential candidate, but his candidacy was rejected in August as he didn’t meet all the requirements.