Former Senegalese international Papa Bouba Diop has sadly passed on at the of 42 this evening after a sickness which has kept him on the bed for so long.
The ex- versatile footballer was in Paris for treatment going through lots of examinations and medication but that was not enough to preserve his soul.
The footballing world for the past week have been dealt with lots of sad news including the death of South African footballer Anele Ngcongca who died last two weeks Saturday due to an accident.
Again, football great Diego Maradona also joined the train after also ending his stay on the earth- also due to sickness which some reports indicate it was cancer.
The world will never forget about Papa Bouba Diop, member of the Teranga Lions squad that surprised the World in the 2002 World Cup reaching the quarter final stage.
He scored the only goal for Senegal in their historic 1-0 victory over then World and former European champions France.
However, he furthered on by netting two more goals against Uruguay in the same tournament.
The ex West Ham United midfielder made his debut for the Senegalese national team in 2001 proceeding to make 65 appearances for the Teranga Lions.
At club level, he played actively for over 10 years playing for clubs like FC Grasshoppers, West Ham, Fulham, RC Lens, AEK Athens and more making over 200 appearances.
Another sad news for football. May his gentle soul rest in peace