Senegal's ex-coach Bruno Metsu passes away

Oct 16, 2013, 01:25 IST | AFP

French coach Bruno Metsu, best known for leading Senegal into the quarter-finals of the 2002 World Cup, has died from cancer at the age of 59, his friends said.

Metsu stood down as coach of Dubai first division side Al Wasl in October due to health reasons. He subsequently told L’Equipe newspaper in July that he had been diagnosed with terminal cancer after undergoing medical examinations to discover why he had felt ill.

“I underwent medical tests and the guy announces to me that I had terminal cancer. ‘You have cancer of the colon, the liver and the lungs.’ They gave me three months to live, It was such a shock,” he said.

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