May 7, 2008, 7:11 AM
The 53-year-old former skipper died last week, prompting an outpouring of emotion in the country.
More than 30 thousand people gathered in the Demba Diop Stadium to pay their respects, in a ceremony led by the country’s President, Macky Sall.
Former colleagues like El Hadji Diouf, Kalilou Fadiga and Tony Sylva also took part in the event.
“He was a father, a brother, an advisor - my heart aches,” Diouf told the crowd.
Bocande’s coffin was draped with the national flag as people - including the President - paid tribute to him.
He was buried on Wednesday in his home town.
Bocande had been unwell for several months after suffering a stroke.
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