Former Senegal coach Bruno Metsu has died of cancer aged just 59.

Now, does anybody remember the shock defeat of France at the hands of Senegal in the 2002 World Cup opening game?

Perhaps that is what he is most famous for, as he was the mastermind behind this upset.

Papa Bouba Diop ended up scoring the winner as the game ended 1-0 to Senegal.

Senegal went on to shock the world once again as they reached the last eight of that tournament.

Metsu is well known in the gulf region, having won the Gulf Cup for the United Arab Emirates, who are going to host the upcoming U17 World Cup.

After failing to qualify for the 2010 World Cup, Metsu took the reigns of Qatar in 2009. His spell in the Gulf influenced him to change his religion to Islam and he became Abdullah Metsu. 

At club level, he coached the UAE outfit Al Ain to the Asian Champions League title in 2003 after 13 years working in French football between 1987-1999.

As a player he turned out for Anderlecht and also had spells with Lille and Nice.

fter taking over from Diego Maradona as coach of the U.A.E team Al Wasl, Metsu was diagnosed with colon cancer.

Soon the disease spread to his lungs and liver. 

The world has lost a great man in Bruno Metsu, the "White Sorcerer".

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