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Meet Malang Diédhiou, the Pride of the African Continent in the Ongoing World Cup

Although the expectations of Africans have been wiped out by the poor performance of the teams representing the 2018 Russia World Cup, an African in the running continues to make the continent proud.

The Senegalese Malang Diédhiou is one of 12 referees who can officiate in the square of the Russian World Cup that will end on July 15.

At the height of 1.91, Malang Diédhiou officiates as an international referee for nearly a decade, we learn. Its various performances at the CAN 2015 and 2017, CHAN 2014 and 2018, CAN U 17 and U 23 in 2015 were hailed.

Despite the waves of sanctions hanging over African referees for corruption, the Senegalese is an exception and his performance is no longer to prove.


It is according to the RFI, the 3rd Senegalese referee after Youssou N’Diaye (1974 and 1978) and Falla N’Doye (2002), to be selected for a World Cup.

The same source reports that apart from the arbitration, Malang Diédhiou is a customs inspector, with a rank equivalent to that of colonel.

To be on the ground, the Senegalese government allows him to adjust his schedule. His last appearance at this World Cup, his first World Cup he calls “consecration”, is the eighth between Belgium and Japan.

The dream of African sports lovers is to see him officiate the final between France and the last semi- finals team that will be qualified.


Written by How Africa

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