Maradona says club being targeted by league

2012-01-04 13:33

Diego Maradona has accused United Arab Emirates football officials of targeting his club.

Maradona, who took over as Al Wasl coach in May, has been fined for criticising a rival coach and his team has been banned from playing two matches at home due to fan trouble.

Maradona says “Al Wasl is being targeted with these excessive bans and punishments”.

Maradona has had a running feud with critics and referees since he arrived last year.

The Argentine football great intensified his complaints late yesterday when he spoke for the first time about the $2 450 (nearly R20 000) fine he was given by the UAE Football Association and the home match ban.

Al Wasl is in sixth place in the 12-team league, 11 points behind the leaders.

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