Diego Maradona: Sunday Oliseh says he was shocked hearing of Argentine's demise

Diego Maradona: Sunday Oliseh says he was shocked hearing of Argentine's demise

- Diego Maradona played his last game for Argentina against the Super Eagles of Nigeria

- The encounter was at the 1994 World Cup in the United States which Nigeria lost 2-1

- Sunday Oliseh explained that Diego Maradona was so superb and strong in the game

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Former Super Eagles star and coach Sunday Oliseh has stated emphatically that he was shocked when he heard about the death of Argentine football legend Diego Maradona.

Diego Maradona was no doubt a great footballer who was a joy to watch for all fans during his active playing time for clubs and country.

His controversial goal 34 years ago helped Argentina to win the FIFA World Cup beating England in the final of the championship.

And since then, Argentina have been struggling to win the World Cup again with the likes of Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero not being able to win the title.

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Diego Maradona's last professional game was against the Super Eagles of Nigeria at the 1994 World Cup in the USA in which Argentina won 2-1.

Sunday Oliseh who was a member of the Super Eagles squad then explained that it was very tough for him to face Diego Maradona because of his style of play.

According to the report on BBC, Sunday Oliseh explained that he was something in Diego Maradona which no other player he had seen had.

''The way he touched the ball, he didn't really touch it, it was like he was massaging the ball. Trying to get the ball out of him was really difficult.
''I personally had to apply some tricks. I physically tried to surmount him - but that didn't deter the man.
''He was solid, strong, technical. He seemed to have eyes in the back of his head.''
Diego Maradona and Sunday Oliseh in action
Diego Maradona: Sunday Oliseh says he was shocked hearing the Argentine's demise. Photo by Alessandro Sabattini
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Brazilian football legend Pele joined the whole footballing world to mourn the death of Argentine great Diego Maradona who died on Wednesday, November 25.

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The demise of Diego Maradona came as a huge shock for the whole football fraternities considering how he recently went through a brain operation.

Diego Maradona was discharged from the hospital after the successful operation and fans were hoping for him to recover fully which he failed to do.

Pele explained that the death of Diego Maradona came as a painful one for him to bear considering their relationship.

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