Will a dhoti-clad Maradona make an appearance during Kerala trip?

Published: Oct 22, 2012, 20:21 IST | Agencies

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona, who is arriving in Kunnur on Wednesday to exhibit his skills, is likely to turn out in traditional Kerala attire.

Will Argentine football legend Diego Maradona, considered to be among the greatest footballers ever, turn out in typical Kerala attire when he is here for a few hours Wednesday?

Maradona's friend, industrialist Bobby Chemmanur, at whose invitation the renowned footballer is visiting Kerala, said: "Yes, we will tell him to dress in the traditional dhoti and shirt when he comes here."

Maradona will arrive here Tuesday evening from Dubai and attend three functions the next day - the opening of a showroom of Chemmanur International Jewellers, the inauguration of helicopter services of Chemmanur Airlines, and a little playful football at the Municipal Stadium here.

Maradona
Maradona

The organisers are apprehensive about the rain gods playing spoilsport. A massive crowd is expected at the Municipal Stadium here, where the master footballer is expected to conduct a dribbling session.

As Maradona's 52nd birthday falls Oct 30, the organisers will also arrange for the cutting of a special 25-kg football-shaped cake.

Soon after the function, Maradona is set to return to Dubai from the Kozhikode airport.

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