Saturday, July 28, 2007

Maradona reschedules Vietnam visit yet again

Argentine football legend Maradona has postponed his Asian tour, including a trip to Vietnam, for the third time, but his representative assured he would tour the country by the end of August. Maradona said he was mentally and physically exhausted and did not want to appear worn out in public, said Luis Lestani, CEO of Elemco Oversea Group, which manages Maradona’s brand name globally. Lestani spoke at a press briefing Friday in Ho Chi Minh City, where a letter by Maradona to Vietnamese fans was announced.

According to Thanh Nien News, the letter apologised and guaranteed that the star will tour the country by 31 August. His company seconded the guarantee. The commitment was made following an outcry from Vietnamese organisers of the tour who threatened to cancel the event if Maradona kept canceling. Maradona and his squad had been originally scheduled to visit Vietnam on 1-3 June including a friendly game against past Vietnamese football stars in HCMC on 2 June.

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