26 Nov 2020

Maradona 'a magician on field but crazy off it' - former All White

From Checkpoint, 6:26 pm on 26 November 2020

A magician on the field - and unpredictable off it. That's how former All White Wynton Rufer is remembering football legend Diego Maradona.

Maradona, who led Argentina to World Cup glory in 1986 has died at the age of 60.

Such is Maradona's legendary status in his homeland that the Argentinian government has declared three days of national mourning.

Wynton Rufer twice played against Maradona in 1989 - he spoke to sports editor Stephen Hewson about coming up against the Argentinian star.