Eto’o, Drogba and Toure lead Africa’s tributes for Maradona

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Samuel Eto’o, Yaya Toure, Didier Drogba and a host of other African football figures have paid tribute to late Diego Maradona.

The 1986 Fifa World Cup winner passed away at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack.

The Gimnasia manager had been hospitalised in November, days after celebrating his landmark birthday, after complaining of a low spirit and fatigue. He subsequently underwent surgery to treat a serious subdural hematoma.

On Wednesday morning, however, Maradona suffered cardiac arrest, and paramedics at the scene failed to revive him.

With the footballing world thrown into mourning, the four-time African Player of the Year, alongside others, has taken to social media to pay respect
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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