Mohun Bagan’s Papa Diawara Finally Returns Home to Senegal After Being Stranded in India Since March


Papa Diawara (Photo Credit: AIFF Media)

Senegalese striker Papa Diawara was stuck in India since March due to coronavirus and is now finally returning home.

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  • Last Updated: August 10, 2020, 12:49 AM IST

Stranded in India since March due to the coronvirus pandemic, Mohun Bagan’s Senegalese striker Baba Diawara finally returned home on Sunday. Diawara had scored the I-League title-winning goal this season for Mohan Bagan.

The 32-year-old and his family left for Dakar via Dubai, the club said in a statement. “Besides the travel arrangements, the club also organised their Covid-19 test which is mandatory for travelling,” it said.

Diawara said, “I am really grateful to the club for looking after me and my family during this tough time. I thank the entire management especially the bosses for overseeing my stay as well as arranging my travel.”

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The former Sevilla striker’s 10th goal of the season had helped Mohun Bagan beat former champions Aizawl and seal their second I-League title with four rounds to spare.

The Mariners last week had arranged for Daneil Cyrus’ return to Trinidad & Tobago.

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