Fassou Antoine Pogba, the father of France and Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, has died.
According to reports in France, Antoine Pogba died at the age of 79. Le Parisien reports that the sad news was confirmed to them by the family Friday night.
In March, Pogba had posted on Instagram a photo of his father on a hospital bed as he presented him with a birthday cake.
Pogba captioned the image on Instagram: “Happy birthday dear Dad, I feel blessed to be your son #pogdaddy #fighter #pogbance.”
Fassou is said to have been treated for a long-term illness before his death.
He appeared in the stands for France’s draw with Switzerland during Euro 2016, with his other two sons Florentin and Mathias wearing shirts saying “Happy Father’s Day” in French.
Pogba’s father appeared weak but delighted to be in the company of his sons.