Sad newcomer from the North. Magistrate Youssoupha Ndiaye died this Saturday in Saint Louis. He was former Minister of State and Minister of Sports under the chairmanship of Me Abdoulaye Wade.
In his career, he was Judge (1966), Vice-President (1974-1976) then President (1976-1984) of the Dakar Tribunal; member of the Superior Council of the Judiciary (1976-1984); advisor (1985-1990) then secretary general (1991) of the Supreme Court; first president of the Court of Appeal (1991-1992) and of the Court of Cassation (1992-1993); President of the Constitutional Council (1993-2002); Minister of State, Minister of Sports (November 2002-2005).
In his athletic career he was International Junior School Football (1957-1960); football player at the Gorean Sports Union (1953-1959, 1960-1963) and at the Saint-Louisienne de Saint-Louis (1960); gold medal at the Dakar Friendship Games (1963); arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
He was also Vice-President of the Senegalese Football Federation (1980-1984) then President (1986-1988) of the Provisional National Committee responsible for reorganizing, managing and developing football in Senegal; President of the Senegalese Tennis Federation (1983-1986); President of the Gorean Sports Union (1986-2002), then Honorary President (2002-2005).