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Ademola Lookman scored against Leicester in a Premier League clash at the King Power Stadium on Monday, but his iconic celebration, however, became the real news as the striker eulogized former Fulham and Senegal footballer Papa Bouba Diop, who died last Sunday at the age of just 42.

Lookman put Fulham ahead at Leicester in the matchday 10 Premier League fixture and showed a Senegal shirt to pay tribute to the late Papa Bouba Diop who scored the first goal of the 2002 World Cup when the Taranga Lions shocked the world by beating France 1-0 in that opening day match.

France, who were defending the World Cup they won on home soil four years earlier, were eliminated in the group stage without scoring a single goal.

Back at the King Power Stadium, Fulham soon went 0-2 up after Cavaleiro converted a VAR penalty just seven minutes after Lookman’s goal. Even though Harvey Barnes pulled one back for Leicester late on, Fulham took home the three points in a 1-2 victory.

Diop retired in 2013 after a spell with Birmingham City.

He also earned 63 caps for Senegal and was one of the stars of the 2002 World Cup.

The midfielder scored the only goal to stun reigning world champions France in the opening match.

The Teranga Lions went on to reach the quarter-finals of the competition.

Diop also had fine club career, spending more than a decade in English football.

He joined Fulham in a £6million deal from Lens in 2004, making 84 appearances and scoring nine goals.

Portsmouth signed him for £3.5m in 2007, where he formed part of Harry Redknapp’s FA Cup-winning side in the 2008 final.

Credit: Besoccer

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