Maradona scores twice in Dubai tournament

2013-03-14 11:49

Dubai – Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona delighted his fans in the United Arab Emirates by scoring twice in a local tournament.

The 52-year-old former playing great, who captained Argentina to the 1986 World Cup title, showed up last night in a match between the Dubai Sports Council (DSC), for which he acts as “global ambassador”, and the Dubai Courts.

He scored for the DSC from the penalty spot and with a free kick. Maradona also assisted in the other goal in his team’s 3-2 victory in the Dubai Government Entities Football League.

Maradona was also shown a yellow card for objecting to the referee’s decisions more than once.

Maradona was sacked as coach of Dubai’s Al Wasl club in July, halfway through a two-year contract.

The DSC appointed him in September on a one-year contract to develop the sport inside the thriving emirate as well as promoting Dubai football internationally.

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