El Hadji Diouf Appointed as Sporting Director Guediawaye FC
Former Liverpool and Senegal striker El Hadji Diouf has been named the new sporting director of Senegalese second-tier side Guediawaye FC. The club made the announcement that the two-time Africa footballer of the year’s task is to help the club in his capacity to gain promotion to the top flight.
39-years-old El Hadji Diouf who was a controversial figure during his playing days has continued to work within the football circle, although in an ambassadorial role.
He retired in 2015 after playing for several clubs in Europe including Liverpool, Sunderland, Bolton, Blackburn, Leeds United, Rangers and Doncaster.
The club communication’s chief Malick Sy told Lesolei said: “We have new mechanisms in place to move forward, with a management team, a college for the management of the club.”
“In the college, the novelty is the creation of a position of sports director for which we negotiated and obtained the appointment of El Hadj Ousseynou Diouf.”
Hadji Diouf was named Africa’s player of the year on two different occasions. He won it in the award in 2001 and 2002. He was part of the Senegalese team that reached the quarter-final of the FIFA World Cup in 2002 where they defeated France in the opening fixture of the tournament. The game which ended 1-0 and the goal was scored by late Papa Bouba Diop who died late last year.