The two former captains who made history 30 years ago, die in 2020.
First it was
former Cameroonian captain; Stephen Tataw who died in July of 2020 at the age of 57 and today November 25th 2020, Argentina Diego Maradona dies at 60.
Tataw was famously known for leading the Indomitable Lions to the quarter-finals of the 1990 World Cup where they lost out to England 3-2 after extra-time.
They became the first African side to reach that stage, an achievement which has since been equalled by Senegal in 2002 and Ghana in 2010.
Born in the capital city of Yaounde on March 31st, 1963, Tataw’s club career began with his hometown side Tonnerre, Yaounde before moving to Olympic Mvolye in 1991 and then joining Japanese side, Tosu Futures in 1994, and playing there until 1996 where he finally called time on his career.
Argentina’s world cup-winning captain Diego Maradona this Wednesday breathes his last as he passes away in his house at the age of 60. Maradona, who was regarded as one of the greatest to have taken the football pitch, leaves a rich legacy behind and remains the only captain to have guided Argentina to a World Cup win.
Tributes have come pouring in for Maradona, with the Argentine Football Association announcing the news on social media.
Football loses one of its most legendary players as Maradona dies this Wednesday, weeks after having a brain surgery.
As per reports, doctors tried their best to save Maradona’s life but it was too late. Maradona was hospitalised earlier this month and underwent surgery for a blood clot on the brain.
May their souls rest in peace.