Friday February 21 2014
Maradona to return to playing?

Diego Maradona is reportedly in line to make his return to the pitch, to help apparently help a friend at an Argentine fifth division club.

The 53-year-old ended a 22-year playing career in 1998, but Argentine outlet Ole is asserting that a request from Primera D side Deportivo Riestra has been put in to the Argentine Football Association to register him as a player.

Maradona, who was recently back in Italy and is looking to resolve an outstanding tax debt in the peninsula, joined Riestra’s coaching staff back in August as a ‘spiritual Coach’.

The Argentine legend is seen as involved with the club due to friend and legal representative Victor Stinfale’s links to it.

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