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Oliseh, Adepoju, Ex-Eagles Stars Pay Tributes To Maradona

Former Sunday Oliseh, Mutiu Adepoju, Nwakwo Kanu and Victor Ikpeba have paid tributes to football icon Diego Maradona who passed away on Wednesday, reports.

Maradona died aged 60 in his native Argentina after suffering cardiac arrest.

The former Barcelona, Napoli and Boca Juniors star underwent successful brain surgery on a blood clot earlier this month. 

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He last appeared in public on his 60th birthday last Friday before his side’s league match against Patronato.

According to local media reports the 1986 World Cup winner had been feeling poorly for some time.

And reacting to his death Oliseh who faced Maradona in the group stage of the 1994 World Cup which the Eagles lost 2-1, wrote on his verified Twitter handle:”Sad day not just for football but for mankind as we loose arguably the best player ever to play football. Somehow Diego’s death pains me in a strange kind of way, I can’t seem to understand right now.

“May his blessed soul rest in peace.”

Adepoju who was introduced in the second half at the 1994 World Cup between Nigeria and Argentina stated:”Legends don’t die. They only take a rest. Rip Maradona.

Ikpeba, an unused substitute for the Eagles against the Maradona-led Argentina side Tweeted:”Rest In Peace Maradona.”

And according to Kanu:”R.I.P Diego Armando Maradona .your memory will live on forever.”

By James Agberebi 

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  • Empire 7 months ago

    **What can i say about the ‘’hand of God’’ and the goal that defined the football icon forever? 

    Diego Maradona scored more than 300 goals, many touched with genius, but the two most memorable ones came within four minutes of each other on June 22, 1986 in Mexico.

    One was voted Goal of the Century. The other is even more famous.

    Maradona is a man who made a name beyond himself and his country of birth, a man who represented unrepeatable dreams and hopes for many.

    He wasn’t just a player, he represented the iconic spirit of soccer for ages, that was treated like a deity..He was football, the end of an era.. #RIP legendDiego#