Maradona Appointed Dubai Honorary Ambassador of Sports

By Community | September 3, 2012

Diego Maradona has been appointed Dubai Honorary Ambassador of Sports.

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Maradona accepting the ambassadorial role with Dubai Sports Council (DSC) will help resolve a dispute with former club Al Wasl, which sacked him in July just over a year into a two-year contract.

“Dubai Sports Council and I have discussed a few ideas and they are serious about upgrading the sports sector in Dubai,” Maradona said. “For those who think that I have fallen down or I have collapsed, I’m stronger now.”

Ahmad al-Sharif, secretary-general of Dubai Sports Council, said: “Maradona will inspire the new generation of talented players to reach the highest athletic levels possible.”

Maradona’s appointment comes after he was sacked as coach of Dubai-based Al Wasl The Dubai Sports Council will take over the Argentine’s contract with the club, which was due to last until August 2013.{jcomments on}