Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Sheikh Maradona is Migrating to the Gulf States

Maradona to launch first sports café in Dubai

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CAFE CULTURE: Diego Maradona became infamous with English fans for his 'hand of God' goal in the 1986 World Cup. He will work with UAE property tycoon Sulaiman Al Fahim to set up his first-ever cafe. (Getty Images)

Soccer legend Diego Maradona is to open the world’s first “Maradona Sports Cafe” in Dubai within the next year, Arabian Business can reveal.

The café – modelled on the Planet Hollywood concept – will feature memorabilia from the Argentinean footballer’s career, and also include items from other soccer stars such as Brazilian heroes Pele, Zico and Dunga.

It will be developed by UAE property tycoon Sulaiman Al Fahim, architect of last year’s Manchester City takeover.

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Qatar set for first ‘Camp Maradona’

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Soccer legend Diego Marodona is to open a special “Camp Maradona” in Qatar for under privileged children, Arabian Business can reveal.

It is understood the camp – which will offer training facilities for youths between eight and 16 years old – is to be built within the existing Aspire Academy.

Maradona’s cousin Remigio Martin Maradona told Arabian Business: “What Aspire has done is incredible to see, I was in Qatar last week."


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