The former OM boss suffers from coronavirus. Pape Diouf, who divides his life between Marseille and Dakar, was hospitalized in the Senegalese capital, learned the regional daily La Provence, which specifies that the ex-president of the Marseille club has been on respiratory assistance since last Saturday.
Treated at the national university hospital center of Fann, the one who was a municipal candidate in Marseille in 2014 was repatriated to France on Tuesday, in a medical plane chartered by the French embassy in Senegal.
His condition is said to have worsened since last weekend. He will now be treated in Nice, where his family must join him to assist him.
OM behind its former president
The former journalist and player agent received the support of the club he led from 2005 to 2009. "Olympique de Marseille wishes to give its full support to its former president Pape Diouf affected by Covid-19", OM wrote on Twitter.
Olympique de Marseille wishes to give its full support to its former president Pape Diouf affected by # Covid19 🙏💙 pic.twitter.com/hwQl3ZHeK0- Marseille Olympique (@OM_Officiel) March 31, 2020
A time under investigation in the case of suspicious transfers from Olympique de Marseille, Pape Diouf, 68, always assiduously comments on the news of the football and turned into an expert in sports betting.
On social networks, messages of support from OM fans have multiplied since the news of his hospitalization spread. Marseillais already marked last week by the disappearance of Michel Hidalgo, former coach of the Blues and manager of OM under the Bernard Tapie era.