Reinhard Fabisch, who coached Benin at this year's Africa Cup of Nations, died on Saturday after a long illness.
The 57-year-old was suffering from cancer, and he had to stand down in April because of his illness.
Fabisch played for Borussia Dortmund from 1969-71.
He had extensive experience in coaching African countries having handled Zimbabwe (1992-95) and Kenya (1987, 1997 and 2001-2).
He caused an uproar at the African Nations Cup when he claimed that he had been approached by an Asian betting syndicate to fix the result of his team's opening Nations Cup game against Mali which they lost 1-0.
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