Augustin Sidy Diallo, the Ivorian Football Association boss has died at the age of 61 from Coronavirus .
Diallo tested positive for Coronavirus a few weeks ago, and was unable to overcome this hard ordeal. He eventually succumbed to this disease.
News of his death spread on several social networks and many whatsapp platforms on Saturday evening.
Elected on Saturday September 10, 2011, with 75 votes against 54 for Salif Bictogo, he spent 9 years at the head of Ivorian football. Mandate during which he won the Afcon 2015, and took part in the 2014 World Cup, Augustin Diallo had football in his blood.
Already winner of the Afcon as vice-president of the FIF, from 1991 to 1994, he had blood in football, because his stints at the IF under Dieng Ousseynou and Jacques Anouma, resulted in excellent results.
In particular, one his great success story was the participation of the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire in the football world cup in 2006, a first in the history of Ivorian football.
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