- Diego Maradona, the Argentinian football legend, has passed away and the soccer world mourned his death along with its millions of fans
- Mzansi celebrities were no different and took to social media to pay tribute to the iconic sportsman
- DJ Fresh, Vuyolwethu Ngcukana and Tumi Sole all posted to Twitter to express the loss they felt after hearing the news
Diego Maradona passed away earlier this week and the football legend's death made headlines around the world.
Millions of soccer fans mourned the passing of the sports icon and South African fans were no exception. Mzansi celebs felt the loss of Maradona and took to social media to express their sorrow.
The likes of DJ Fresh, Vuyolwethu Ngcukana and Tumi Sole all posted to Twitter after hearing the news that soccer had lost one of its greats.
DJ Fresh posted a cartoon that depicted Maradona in Heaven and returning 'the Hand of God' to its original owner. The comic is in reference to the 1986 World Cup in which Maradona scored a goal off a handball.
Maradona visited South Africa months before he was scheduled to coach at the 2010 World Cup and was quoted by SA News at the time as he said:
"I have received many welcomes in my football career across the world, but the warmth you have shown me will make me not to forget this day in my lifetime. With each kiss and every hug, I felt I had a friend, so this is not our last visit to your area as we are still coming back during the FIFA World Cup."
Briefly.co.za reported on the news of Diego Maradona's passing and the sportsman's iconic career.
Argentinian football legend and winner of the 1986 World Cup, Diego Maradona, has passed away at home in Tigre after suffering a heart attack. The legend left Olivos Clinic in an ambulance on Wednesday evening, November 11 after a successful operation.
It remained unclear if the the icon fully recovered as it came just days after his lawyer, Matias Morla, painted a grim picture of the ex-footballer's health.
Sporting icon Maradona, who spent the best of his playing days at Napoli and also had a stint at Barcelona, passed away in the city north of the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires, the player's hometown.
Since retiring from one of the most illustrious careers of any player to lace a pair of boots, Maradona had battled health problems and weight gain, which stemmed from addiction troubles which were rooted which began in his playing days.
A national hero in his home country, Maradona also captained Argentina to the 1990 World Cup final in defence of their title, losing to West Germany.
Domestically, he won two Series A titles with Napoli, including a league and cup double in 1987, as well as the UEFA Cup, his only European trophy. A short tenure at Camp Nou with Barcelona nevertheless saw the barrel-chested Maradona win three domestic cups in 1983, before falling out with management.
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