Diego Maradona Signs Autographs Shirt To Help The Poor

By Ibrahim Taiwo, The Nigerian Voice Sports

Former Argentine captain, Diego Maradona is helping in the fight against Covid-19 in his home town by signing an autograph on the replica of the Jersey he wore at the 1986 World Cup triumph to raise money for the less privileged.

Maradona, who spent his formative years in Buenos Aires, playing for Argentinos Juniors and his beloved Boca Juniors before his transfer to Barcelona in 1982 for a world record fee at that time, became the latest football star to assist the underprivileged amidst the Covid19 pandemic.

The football legend wrote on the Jersey "We're going through it" as a message to his country to stop the spread of the dreaded disease. However, the jersey is being raffled to raise money for a working class neighborhood of Buenos Aires.

Meanwhile, The raffle will be restricted to those who have already given donations in an initiative that has collected hygiene products, masks and around 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of food for charity.

The peak of Maradona's career came at the 1986 World Cup where his individual brilliance helped Argentina to the ultimate prize in world football, beating West Germany 3-2 in the final.