The Pakistan Football Federation has announced to pay tribute to legendary football player Diego Maradona during the PFF Challenge Cup which will be starting in Lahore next week.
The decision to honor Maradona along with former National Team player Wali Mohammad during the Challenge Cup game has been taken by the federation, an official of PFF confirmed.
The announcement of PFF came after FIFA had requested all its members’ association to observe a minute of silence to honor Maradona who passed away recently.
The PFF Director Technical Daniel Limones said,
“We will follow FIFA request but it was already decided on Friday to honor Maradona and an ex-Pakistan National Team player Wali Mohammad who passed away recently, as a sign of respect and mourn during the first fixtures of every team in the upcoming National Challenge Cup.”
“Maradona is and was the reason that many fell in love with football and this will be, in a tiny way, our way to honor the legend,” he added.
Earlier on Friday, FIFA issued a statement on Twitter that stated,
“As the world of football mourns the passing of Diego Armando Maradona, FIFA has today requested its 211 member associations to call upon all competition organizers to hold a minute of silence at every football match this coming weekend, or at the next possible occasion, to honor one of the greatest football icons of all time.”
World of football to honour Diego Armando Maradona: https://t.co/P7L2WPxT9j
— FIFA Media (@fifamedia) November 27, 2020
Earlier on 25th November, the legendary footballers of all time, Diego Maradona passed away at the age of 60 who had been struggling with health issues.
According to the details, Diego Armando Maradona had undergone brain surgery to remove a blood clot on his brain earlier this month.
He reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest which becomes the reason for his death.