London: Senegal’s legendary footballer Papa Bouba Diop passed away. Papa Boba Diop was 42 years old, making the biggest upset in World Cup history with his one goal. FIFA confirmed this with its official Twitter handle.
Papa Bouba Diop has played 63 matches for his country. He scored the team’s historic victory in the first match of the team in FIFA World Cup-2002 and won the team 1-0 against France. In this World Cup, Senegal made their debut and this victory helped the team reach the quarter-finals, which equaled the best performance of any African team in the tournament.
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FIFA wrote in a tweet, ‘Senegal’s great players are sad to hear the news of Bauba Diop’s death. Once a hero made in the World Cup is always a hero ‘.
He said, ‘Diop achieved many achievements. He will be remembered for scoring the first goal in the 2002 World Cup. May his soul rest in peace ”.
Senegal President McKee Sal tweeted, “Senegal’s great loss is the demise of Papa Bauba Diop”.
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He wrote, ‘I pay tribute to the great football player. Due to his talent, everyone respected him. He is remembered for his performance in 2002. I express my condolences to his family and the football world.