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Maradona Lands FIFA Ambassadorial Role

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Former Argentina captain Diego Maradona.photo/courtesy

Former Argentina captain Diego Maradona has been given an ambassadorial role by the football’s global governing body FIFA.

The1986 World cup winner revealed on his Facebook page on Thursday.”Now its official, finally I can fulfill one of the lifelong dreams; to work for a clean and transparent FIFA alongside people who really love football.”

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The retired Boca Juniors, Napoli and Barcelona forward was a harsh and quick critic of former disgraced FIFA president Sepp Blatter who is serving a six-year ban for violations of ethics.

The world game governing body is recovering from the worst graft scandal in its history.Dozens of people, including the ex-FIFA executive committee members, indicted in the United States since May 2015.

Maradona, the 56 year old legend with 91 caps, has been invited back into the FIFA fold. Thanks to a warm relationship with Blatter’s successor Gianni Infantino who was elected in February last year.