Rabat - Argentine football legend Diego Maradona’s visit to the city of Laâyoune to participate in a “gala match” celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Morocco’s Green March has been confirmed.Last week, the same source reported that negotiations to secure his participation had been challenging and expensive.
Rabat – Argentine football legend Diego Maradona’s visit to the city of Laâyoune to participate in a “gala match” celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Morocco’s Green March has been confirmed.
Last week, the same source reported that negotiations to secure his participation had been challenging and expensive.
However, on Monday, sources cited by the Arabic Assabah newspaper said Maradona will donate his time and image and participate in the event for free.
The superstar will arrive at the Laâyoune Airport around 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 6, to play in this historically significant game and depart in the evening, sources close to the gala match organizers revealed.
“El Pibe de Oro,” is set to land in Morocco on November 4 and visit Marrakech along with other international football stars, before going to Laâyoune.
The 40th Anniversary Green March gala match will face off American-European and African-Arab football players in a legendary event for charity, according to the same source.
The African-Arab team will be comprised of: Ghanaian Abedi Pelé, Liberian George Weah, Egyptians Ahmed Aboutrika, Nader Said and Mahmoud Al-Khatib, Cameroonian Patrice M’Boma, Saudis Sami Al-Jaber and Said Laawirane, Tunisian Jamal Limame, as well as Guineans Tita Camara and Pascal Feindouno.
The American-European team will include: Argentine Diego Maradona, Italians Alexandro Altobelli and Francesco Toldo, Brazilians Gilberto Silva and Edmilson, Uruguayan Daniel Fonseca, as well as French stars Silvian Wiltord, Grégory Copé, Basile Boli, Daniel Bravo, and Jocelyn Angloma.
Morocco’s King Mohammed VI will visit the Saharan provinces as well, under strict security measures, to commemorate the November 6, 1975, march and announce new developments for the second installment of the Saharan project.
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