Tuesday 15 October 2013

Former Senegal World Cup coach, Bruno Metsu dies of cancer

The former Senegal coach Bruno Metsu has died of cancer at the age of 59. Known as "The White Sorcerer", Metsu was diagnosed with colon cancer in July 2012 having replaced Diego Maradona as coach of Al Wasl in Dubai. The disease is said to have spread to his lungs and liver. He died at a clinic in his home town of Coudekerque-Village in northern France. Metsu achieved worldwide fame by coaching Senegal to a 1-0 win over the defending world champions France in the opening game of the 2002 World Cup finals in Japan and South Korea. Senegal reached the last eight and also got to the Africa Cup of Nations final in the same year. R.I.P Metsu.

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