Rufisque is plunged into an atmosphere of mourning. Photos of late footballer Pape Bouba Diop adorn the streets of his hometown pending the arrival of his remains. A stele was also erected, in his memory, at the Rufisque HLM football field to immortalize the one who made an entire nation cry with joy during the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Tokyo by eliminating the France team. of the race.
The remains of Pape Bouba Diop are expected today at 3 p.m. at Blaise Diagne de Diass International Airport (AIBD). The head of state Macky Sall will preside over the national funeral ceremony to pay him a final tribute. There are also plans to elevate him posthumously to the rank of Knight of the National Order of Merit.
As a reminder, the lifting of the body ceremony took place on Thursday, December 3 in Lens, France, in the presence of his family. The footballer’s eldest son, Aron Diop, who attended the funeral prayer, gave a beautiful testimony about his father. “I’m proud of him,” he said. His wife, Mama Bouba Diop, expressed how proud she was to have shared her life with him. “I really enjoy it. I didn’t think I had someone so awesome next to me. On the other hand, I discover all the tributes. Frankly, I’m proud of him. Everything was said. His character, his life line and his discretion. He deserves all the honors. We are proud of him, ”she testified.