Ivory Coast FA President’s death: CAF President sends condolences

President of CAF has sent his message of condolence to the Ivorian Football Federation over the passing of their President Sidy Diallo.

Sidy Diallo died on Saturday, November 21 after suffering Covid-19 complications.

The 61-year old played an enormous role in the development of football in Ivory Coast.

The African Football community led by Ahmad Ahmad sent a message of condolence to the Ivorian Football Federation following his death.

“For the past 30 years, Mr. Augustin Sidy Diallo served football with immense passion, and his name will remain closely linked to numerous successes of the Ivorian national team” part of the message reads.

Ahmad Ahmad then urged the Football family to be extra cautious of Covid-19 and shouldn’t lower their guards against the pandemic.

“President Ahmad said the heart-breaking loss of Mr. Sidy Diallo due to Covid 19 is a reminder to the entire football community ‘not to lower our guards against the pandemic’. The CAF Medical Committee urges all to comply with the protective measures to guard against the deadly disease”.

Diallo was the Vice-president of FIF from 1991-1994, when they won their first African Cup of Nations Cup with the Elephants in 1992.

In 2006, he was a key team member of the Ivorian federation that helped the country to qualify for their first FIFA World Cup.

He was elected the President of the Ivorian Football Federation in 2011 and helped them to win their second Africa Cup of Nations title in 2015.

By Francis Hema|3news.com|Ghana