Former Argentine football icon, Diego Armando Maradona will participate in the “gala match,” celebrating the 41st Anniversary of Morocco’s Green March on November 6th, according to Moroccan news outlet H24.
The match will take place at Sheikh Mohamed Laghdaf Stadium in Morocco’s Saharan Capital, Laayoune.
The stadium is being reconstructed in preparation to host the gala match and the Throne Cup on November 18, according to Hesport.
Last year, Maradona participated in the first gala match organized on the 40th anniversary of Morocco’s Green March, accompanied by Egyptian footballer Mohamed Aboutrika and Morocco’s World Kickboxing Champion, Badr Hari.
Upon his arrival in Morocco, Maradona said, “This is my first visit to Morocco, but hopefully it will not be the last.”
He received an unprecedented greeting by thousands of fans who were awaiting his arrival in the Saharan City
“I loved the warm hospitality I received and this is what I cherish most,” he said.
The worldwide legend drew theattention of the Moroccan press by showing his admiration for the Moroccan traditional dance and by wearing the regional Saharan outfit. He also took the opportunity to visit Marrakech during his four-day trip.