By:Babagana Bukar Wakil, Maiduguri
Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has died of cardiac arrest at the age of 60 his spokesman confirmed on Wednesday.
Renowned with Brazil’s Pele as one of the greatest footballers of all time, the Argentine World Cup-winning captain died of a heart attack, having undergone brain surgery earlier this month, a member of his entourage told reporters.
President Alberto Fernandez immediately announced three days of national mourning in the South American country.
Shortly before the announcement that shocked a nation, Argentine media reported Maradona had suffered a serious health setback on Wednesday and was being treated by doctors at his home north of Buenos Aires.
There are four ambulances at the door of the residence. They have summoned family members to come.
Commenting on the development the Chairman Sport Writers Association of Nigerian SWAN Borno state council Malam Ibrahim Tukur Woka told Dandal Kura Radio International that death of Diego Maradona was a great lost in the world of Foosball tournaments.
Maradona also helped his nation reach a second consecutive World Cup final four years later, only to fall to West Germany.