Maradona will be long remembered -Sports Minister


Sports Minister, Sunday Dare while condoling  with Diego Maradona’s family, friends and professional colleagues over his death described the deceased as a cut above the rest in his football skills, exploits on the field of play and continued love for the game until his death. 

The Hon Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare also  joined the rest of the world to celebrate the  great football icon, who passed away on Wednesday after suffering from cardiac arrest. 

He described him as a bundle of talents and a great asset to football development while he lived. 

“Diego was a beauty to behold in the round leather game. He paved a formidable track for many footballers both retired and active with his dazzling skills and sense of creativity during his playing days”. 

“He was a phenomenal, a rare gem of the round leather game. Diego Armando Maradona will remain one of the greats. No doubt, football and the entire world of sports have lost one of its greatest resourceful and enigmatic players”. 

Diego passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest at the age of 60. 

He captained Argentina to the 1986 World Cup in Mexico and ended his international career with 91 caps and 34 goals. 

He waa one of the best that has ever played the game of football. Maradona ventured into coaching after his active time as a player.


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