Maradona in a league of his own - Jomo Sono

Argentina football icon Diego Maradona died on Wednesday at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack.

In this file photo taken in October 2016, Argentinian football legend Diego Armando Maradona is pictured prior to compete in the 'Match of Peace - United for Peace' charity football match promoted by the Schools for Encounter foundation at the Olympic stadium in Rome. Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG - Former South African footballer Jomo Sono has remembered the late Diego Maradona as a genius on the field.

Maradona died on Wednesday at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack. He had undergone brain surgery earlier this month.

Sono said that Maradona was in a league of his own.

"I think the legend goes with a lot of hard work... to be passionate about the sport. When they take the field, all they want to do is play and entertain the people. Being a footballer, you're an entertainer. When they take the pitch, they want to give it their best and they work hard. It's something that they do week in, week out."

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