The president of the Kenya Football Federation (FKF), Nick Mwendwa, paid tribute on Sunday to his Ivorian counterpart, Augustin Sidy Diallo, who passed away on Saturday.
The 61-year-old soccer manager succumbed to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
“We mourn the loss of Augustin Sidy Diallo, a great man, his contributions to Ivorian and African football are undeniable. Sidy has been a great servant of football at all levels, “said Mwendwa in his statement.
Mwendwa praised Diallo, describing him as a great footballer, mentor and father figure to the youth and future managers of soccer in Africa.
“At this painful moment, on behalf of the Executive Committee of the Kenya Football Federation (FKF), the Kenyan football family, and on my own behalf, I wish to express our deepest condolences and deepest condolences to FIF , to the entire football community in Côte d’Ivoire and to the relatives, friends and loved ones of the deceased ”, lamented Mwendwa.
He added: “It is a great loss for Ivorian football and we express our deepest condolences. Rest in Peace (RIP) my friend, the Honorable Sidy Diallo. “