Sunday Oliseh Opens Up On Football Great, Diego Maradona

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It is no longer news that legendary footballer, Diego Armando Maradona is dead. The football icon died on Wednesday, November 25th, 2020 of cardiac arrest in his home town in Argentina and since his demise the whole world has been talking about him.

Be that as it may, former Super Eagles captain and coach, Sunday Oliseh is not left out as he bares his mind on the player whom he played against in the historic USA’94 World Cup.

Oliseh said; “Going to the USA’94 World Cup, the impression we had was that we were to play against the best players though I don’t really know the level of competition, I knew it was going to be hard.”

“Of course, we knew what Maradona had done in the past but he was unbelievably exceptional playing against him; his touches were too perfect like and it was as if he was massaging and caressing the ball.”

“The Super Eagles resorted to some aggression in order to curtail Maradona who was leading the Argentina’s orchestra in that encounter that ended 2-1 in favour of the South Americans.”

“At that point in my career, I’d grown up with the mentality that everything is possible if you fight for it but I’ll confess the first few minutes was difficult to mark Maradona. But we had to change tactics and became a bit tighter on him but even at that, Maradona still showed his class.”

“Between Pele and Maradona in the debate about the best player ever, it will be difficult for me to judge because I encountered both Pele and Maradona in different circumstances.”

“They both played in different generations but it’s not easy to have won the World Cup three times and that is why I always tend towards Pele. But Maradona brought so much quality to world football and he brought so much joy to his country.”

“They both played in different generations but it’s not easy to have won the World Cup three times and that is why I always tend towards Pele.

“But Maradona brought so much quality to world football and he brought so much joy to his country. Imagine the out pouring of grief and mourning since he died, Maradona gave me the belief that one must think about what he can do for his country.”

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