By Sampson Adedeji
Following the demise of Argentina football legend Diego Armando Maradona, world soccer governing body (FIFA) has ordered member nations to observe a minute silent in honour of the him, BSNSports.com.ng reports.
Former Napoli playmaker passed away midweek after a cardiac arrest which he was unable to survive.
FIFA gave the directives on Saturday afternoon as leagues set to commence across Europe.
“The flags are at half-mast at the Home of FIFA in tribute to Diego Maradona.
FIFA has called upon all competition organisers to hold a minute of silence at every football match this weekend, or at the next possible occasion, in Maradona’s honour,” the statements reads.
A minute silent was also observed on Friday in the CAF champions league final between Al Ahly and Zamalek both of Egypt.