Maradona: SA's striking experience with late football legend

Maradona: SA's striking experience with late football legend

- Soccer legend Diego Maradona passed away on the evening of Wednesday, 25 November due to a heart attack

- Maradona was known for his amazing skills in the sport and for a very controversial goal dubbed the "Hand of God"

- South Africa had a very unique experience with the late Maradona when he visited the country in 2010 as the coach of the Argentine national side

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Soccer fans across the globe were hit with a heavy heart after the news broke that Diego Maradona had sadly passed away. Maradona reportedly suffered a heart attack which inevitably caused his death.

Whether you're a soccer fan or not, you surely have heard the name 'Diego Maradona' at least once in your life. Maradona made his way to South Africa ten years ago as he coached the Argentine national football team.

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Although Argentina did not have a long stay in SA during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Maradona's stay is well-remembered one. Reports say the late soccer legend made crazy demands before arriving in SA.

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The world is currently mourning the loss of soccer legend Diego Maradona but SA had a very memorable experience with the late star. Source: Gustavo Garello / Jam Media / Getty Images
Source: Getty Images

The South African reported that Maradona had demanded heated toilet seats, all rooms to be painted white, ice-cream to be available upon request, six PlayStations to be installed for players as well as some crazy meal requests.

Maradona rose to fame with his insane abilities and a controversial move during the 1986 World Cup quarter-final. "The hand of God" as it was dubbed is much talked about subject that according to IOL, Maradona never apologised for.

It has been a tough week for SA football fans following the death of former Sundowns player Anele Ngcongca. reported that the police had launched a probe into his tragic passing.

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The Sundowns defender perished in a car crash on Monday morning, he died on the scene and the woman who was travelling with him was rushed to the hospital where she is in critical condition. KZN SAPS spokesperson Brigadier Jay Naicker confirmed that a car crash had taken place near Mtunzini.

Naicker reported that a 33-year-old male died in the car accident as a result of his injuries according to eNCA.

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