Former Senegal striker Jules Francois Bocande
Former Senegal striker Jules Francois Bocande has died in France following surgery. He was 53.
The Senegalese Football Federation and Confederation of African Football said Bocande died Monday in the city of Metz in north-eastern France. The dreadlocked forward made his name for French club Metz and had a brief stint as Senegal coach in the mid-1990s, reports The Associated Press.
No cause of death was given.
CAF president Issa Hayatou said Bocande's death was another blow to African football after Nigeria's all-time leading scorer Rashidi Yekini died on Friday.
Nigerian fans will remember that it was Bocande, who as skipper of the Terenga Lions, scored the equaliser against Nigeria in the opening match of the 1992 Nations Cup, which Senegal hosted.
However, the Eagles rallied with Stephen Keshi atoning for his error by scoring the winner in the 2-1 victory.