Maradona given hero's welcome in Kerala

Oct 24, 2012, 08:11 IST | IANS

Hundreds of football fans gave legendary footballer Diego Maradona a rapturous welcome as he arrived in Kerala on a two-day visit yesterday

Youngsters thronged both the Kochi and Kannur airports for a glimpse of the Argentine striker. Some had gathered at the airport even before dawn. “I waited from 4 am to see Maradona... It was a dream come true for me,” said a young fan at Kochi.

Diego Maradona. PIC/Getty Images

Maradona is visiting Kerala on an invitation from his industrialist friend Bobby Chemmanur. The former Argentina captain flew on a helicopter to Kannur where he will attend three functions today.

Maradona will return to Dubai today evening.

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