Former IAAF president Lamine Diack

By Angu Lesley

Football Writer,

Former IAAF president Lamine Diack has made his first appearance in court in Paris-France though in a worrying health condition.

The 87-year-old Senegalese Sport man who was IAAF president between 1999 and 2015 was arrested in 2015, on the grounds of corruption charges and has been in the country since then.

On Monday, June 8, 2020 Diack who faces up to 10 years in prison for a scheme of charges including; corruption, organized gang money laundering and paying bribes for the protection of Russian Athletes who were found guilty of doping.

One of the greatest Sports Icon from Africa, is going the direction of multiple greats Sports leaders in the world.

Former IAAF president Lamine Diack arrivees court on Monday June 8

The Senegalese legend drew the Judges attention on the health difficulties he is facing; “I have a very poor hearing, a fairly complicated state of health, but I am here.”

Monday’s court session had to have the erstwhile Teranga Lions of Senegal coach appear in court with his son Papa Massata and five defendants. Unfortunately Massata was absent understandably back in Senegal with international borders closed since March.

There are reports Senegal has refused to extradite Massata to France.

This court session was initially scheduled for January this year but postponed on the grounds of gathering further related details.

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