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1986 World Cup winner, ‘hand of god’ architect – Maradona dies at 60

Giovanni Wanneh,

Sports Writer

Football hall of famer and Argentine legend Diego Armando Maradona has died today Wednesday November 25, affirms.

The former ‘bad boy’ of Naples and Barcelona’s twinkling feet passed away in his native Argentina, aged 60.

Maradona suffered an abrupt cardiac crisis and all attempts to safe the gaffer’s life was futile, as he ‘kicked the bucket’ earlier today.

Despite his drug consumption controversy, Maradona still remains right up there amongst the best. Maybe Johan Cruff, George Best, Pele, Gurd Muller and many others will make a solid argument, but, Maradona stands out for his skill.

Maradona startled for seven clubs as a player in his professional career, scoring 221 goals in 424 appearances for club. For country, the little magician scored a whopping 55 times in 75 appearances, playing four World Cups in the process. He later coached a couple of teams including his country Argentina at the 2010 World Cup, but didn’t thrive in the coaching seat as he did as a player.

Maradona leaves behind a family of over 10 to mourn for him.


Afeseh Apong

Afeseh Apong is a graduate of the Advanced School of Mass Communication, ASMAC, and is currently Team press officer of PWD Bamenda

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