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PAUL POGBA LOOSES FATHER AFTER HIS BATTLE WITH CANCER

Fassou Antoine Pogba, father to Florentin, Mathias and the Manchester United star, was battling illness before his death.

The family confirmed the news to Le Parisen on Friday evening.

In late March, the world’s most expensive player posed for a photo with his father on a hospital bed as he presented his dad with a birthday cake.

Pogba captioned the image on Instagram: “Happy birthday dear Dad, I feel blessed to be your son #pogdaddy #fighter #pogbance.”

Paul Pogba posted a picture of him and his father in March

His other two sons, twin brothers Florentin and Mathias, opted instead to play for Fassou’s country of birth Guinea.

Fassou was spotted in the stands at Euro 2016 in France, supporting Paul playing for Les Bleus against Switzerland with Florentin and Mathias standing beside him.

In March Manchester United midfielder Paul posted on Instagram to celebrate his father’s birthday – captioning the post ‘Happy birthday dear Dad, I feel blessed to be your son #pogdaddy #fighter #pogbance.’

Mathias and Florentin Pogba stood alongside their father at the Euros

Fassou arrived in Paris penniless before carving out a living by working in telecommunications.

His own football career began in Guinea before he continued to play in France and he later went on to coach his three sons as well as the local children in Roissy-en-Brie.

‘I played at a level that was lower than the one I wanted to play at,’ Fassou told The Telegraph in 2016.

‘I wanted my boys to play at the highest possible level. I was really hard on them when they were kids and that meant that they learned quickly.

‘It got to the point where I was coaching other kids so they could give Paul a game when he was four, five, six years old. I was trying to bring them up to his level.’

 

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