12 Jul 2012

Maradona invited to farewell following sacking

11:52 am on 12 July 2012

Diego Maradona has been invited to a 'farewell ceremony' by the United Arab Emirates football club Al Wasl after they sacked him as coach.

A senior club official added that the ceremony would "reflect the unique and strong relationship" between them and the mercurial Argentine.

The 51-year-old World Cup winner's two-year contract, signed in May last year, has been terminated after a season in which Al Wasl finished eighth in the 12-team UAE Pro League.