Ivory Coast FA President Sidy Diallo Dies Of Coronavirus, Pinnick Sends Message
The President, Ivorian Football Federation, FIF Sidy Diallo is dead as Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick has sent out condolence message to the FIF and Ivorian football family
Diallo died on Saturday of complication following positive test for Coronavirus a few weeks ago, and was unable to overcome the hard ordeal. He eventually succumbed to this disease
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.
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, his great success story was the participation of the Elephants of Ivory Coast in the football World Cup in 2006, a first in the history of Ivorian football.
Meanwhile, NFF President has sent his condolences to the Ivorain football as well as Togo who also lost a former CAF Vice President.
“NFF President @PinnickAmaju has, on behalf of the NFF and the Football family, sent his condolences following the passing on today, of former CAF VP, Gen. Seyi Memene of Togo and current President of Federation Ivorian de Football, Sidy Diallo. May their souls Rest In Peace,” the federation said on its twitter handle.
Augustin Sidy Diallo, died at the age of 61.