The Vice President of the Mauritania Football Association, Pape Amghar Dieng has passed on.
Mr Dieng died on Tuesday, January 25 in Algeria following Mauritania’s historic 1:0 victory against Mali in the ongoing CHAN tournament.
He has been hailed for his contribution as part of a leadership collective that has stirred Mauritania football on a path to success.
And as part of commiserating with family and the Mauritania FA, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has released a statement which reads, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Federation Mauritanian Football family under the leadership of Ahmed Yahya, the family of Mr Dieng and Mauritanians during this difficult and sad moment.
“Condolences to the Mauritania Football family and the people of Mauritania.”