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Senegal’s World Cup Hero Papa Bouba Diop Is Dead

Bouba Diop
Bouba Diop

Even before the great Diego Maradona is buried, another legend of the beautiful game, Papa Bouba Diop, is dead.

Diop is best remembered for his lone goal which secured Senegal a historic 1-0 win over France in the 2002 World Cup.

According to, Diop, 42, passed on in France on Sunday after a long illness.

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Written by Bonface Osano

Communication And Media Student. Sports Writer.


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