Another sad news from the ongoing African Nations Championship (CHAN 2023). The African Football Confederation (CAF) has confirmed the death of a Mauritanian football official on Tuesday, January 24, 2023.

According to CAF, Pape Amghar Dieng, the vice-president of the Mauritanian Football Federation died on Tuesday evening in Algeria following Mauritania’s historic 1-0 victory against Mali in Oran.

“He has been hailed for his contribution as part of a leadership collective that has stirred Mauritania football on a path to success”, read a statement from the governing body of the football in Africa.

This death occurs amidst the CHAN 2023 and the same day that the media reports that of an Algerian footballer on the pitch of the Reghaia stadium, during his team’s match against MC Rouiba.