By Stuart Bogere
KIU, Main Campus - KIU joins the rest of the world to mourn the legendary Argentina footballer Diego Maradona who passed on on Thursday. The attacking midfielder and manager suffered a heart attack.
Kampala International University's Sports Department went down on its Official Twitter page to extend its sincere tribute to the former captain when Argentina won the 1986 World Cup, scoring the famous ‘Hand of God’ goal against England in the quarter-finals.
KIU Sports Department expressed its deepest sorrow "for the death of fallen International Legend Maradona who will always be greatly remembered in sports world.”
Maradona played for Barcelona and Napoli during his club career, winning two Serie A titles with the Italian side. He scored 34 goals in 91 appearances for Argentina, representing them in four World Cups.
He led Argentina 1990 final in Italy, where they were beaten by West Germany, before captaining them again in the United States in 1994, but was sent home after failing a drugs test for ephedrine.
Maradona subsequently retired from professional football in 1997, on his 37th birthday, during his second stint at Argentine giants Boca Juniors.