Ghana Black Stars striker and former Marseille playmaker, Jordan Ayew has reacted to the death of Pape Diouf.

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The former Marseille President died of Coronavirus after days of receiving treatment in Senegal.

A statement shared by on his death reads:

“The Ligue de Football Professionnel has learned this evening with great sadness of the death of Pape Diouf at the age of 68.

“Journalist, agent, president of Olympique de Marseille from 2005 to 2009, Pape Diouf dedicated his whole life in service of football.

“A member of the LFP administrative council from September 2007 to June 2009, Pape Diouf will be remembered as a charismatic and passionate director.

“At this moment of immense sadness for French football, the LFP offers its condolences to his family and those close to him, and to Olympique de Marseille.”

Reacting to the news, Jordan Ayew said he feels totally heartbroken.

He wrote:

“Rest in Peace Pape Diouf. My uncle, father, grandfather and godfather. My mentor 🙏🏼 I can’t thank you enough for all you did for me, Andre, my father and my family. Today is one of the saddest days of my life to hear of your passing. 💔💔.”

May his soul rest in peace.

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