Football World Mourns Maradona

Tributes have been flooding in for the late Diego Maradona who died at the age of 60 on Wednesday. Maradona suffered cardiac arrest at a home in Tigre, Argentina after recuperating from the removal of a blood clot on the brain.

Widely considered as one of the greatest footballers of all time, Maradona netted an incredible 38 goals in 58 appearances for Barcelona, whom he joined in 1982, before moving to Napoli in 1984 and winning two Serie A titles in Naples.

He also had a one-season stint at Sevilla after leaving Napoli and whilst he did not have the same impact in Spain as he did in Italy and at international level for Argentina.

Reacting to Maradona’s death Sunday Oliseh who played against the late legend in Nigeria’s 2-1 loss to Argentina in the group stage of the 1994 World Cup which the Eagles lost 2-1 said it was a sad day not just for football but for mankind as they lost arguably the best player ever to play football.

Brazilian football great Pele said he had lost a great friend and the world lost a legend.

Lionel Messi said although Maradona leaves, he still remains, because he is eternal.

Meanwhile, Argentina’s president Alberto Fernandez has decreed three days of mourning following the death of Maradona.

Also all schools in Naples, Italy will be closed today in honour of their former player, with Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis admitting he could rename the San Paolo stadium after him.

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