Cairo, July 16 (APS) – Senegalese football leaders in Egypt for the African Nations Cup CAN 2019 (from June 21 to July 19) unanimously praised the memory of the late president of the Higher Council of the Government local (HCCT). ), who died on Monday in France because of an illness.
"I can say that it is a great loss for Senegalese sports in general and football in particular," said the Minister of Sports Matar Ba, present in the Egyptian capital, where Senegal must play the final on Friday. CAN 2019 against Algeria.
Ousmane Tanor Dieng was not "an ally of circumstances, it is always present at the moment of success or when it is not so good," said the Minister of Sports on the Secretary General of the Socialist Party, which according to him "including the bets of the modern sport".
Saer Seck, president of the Senegalese Football League and vice president of the Senegal Football Federation (FSF), was described as "personal friend" of Ousmane Tanor Dieng.
"He is a big brother, a personal friend who has left, has always shown a lot of affection," said the vice president of the FSF.
"It is sad news after qualifying at the end of the CAN that should have been held," Saër Seck added.
"Before, we commented, the national technical director and I, we thought that if it were still in this world and in full possession of its means, it would be among those who will make the trip to the end of Friday's" # 39; " said the president of the LSFP.
According to him, Ousmane Tanor Dieng was "a sure ally of soccer", always present next to this discipline, "come, rain or snow."
He said that one of the last acts of the deceased in support of the soccer family is to have agreed to sponsor the Amateur League Cup.
The president of Niary Tally, Djibril Wade, echoed the same point, remembering that the former minister of State under the socialist regime enjoyed practicing sports with his friends on the western cornice.
"As a president of a Navetan club, I did not hesitate to go there to get a tourist vehicle," said Wade, adding that he had been talking recently with the president of the HCCT. The situation of the land next to the SICAP headquarters that the State finally granted to its team.
The former Cheikh Seck and Hadj Diouf also spoke about the proximity of the president of the HCCT with athletes and their regular presence at the stadium during the national team matches.
"He did not rush to provide good advice" to soccer players during his career and even later, he recalled both ex-international.
"I can also say that he is a friend and for the first time in my life last week, I sent a text message that did not respond," said Sheikh Seck. To the rest of the president, the president of Dakar, Jaraaf.
For this proximity to the players, the Lions have to win the continental trophy, according to Hadji Diouf, finalist of CAN 2002.
"I would have liked to see the Sacred Lions so much and this is the best tribute we can give," said the former Lions captain, whose idea is shared by Cheikh and Saer Seck.