CAPE TOWN - This sports week was filled with tragedy, as the football world lost one of its most iconic figures.
Argentina soccer legend Diego Maradona, widely regarded as one of the game's greatest ever players, died of a heart attack on Wednesday.
Maradona, 60, had battled health issues and underwent emergency surgery for a subdural haematoma about a month ago.
He will forever be remembered for for his exploits on the the pitch, but also a career and a life that was sadly derailed by alcohol and drugs.
One of the fallen legend’s tributes made our list of top five stories for the week.
World soccer great Diego Armando Maradona was worshipped like a god for his genius with the ball, but his demons almost destroyed him.
Former French rugby international Christophe Dominici has been found dead at the age of 48 in a park near Paris, police and other sources said Tuesday.
Former Mamelodi Sundowns and Bafana Bafana footballer Anele Ngcongca has died after a car accident in KwaZulu-Natal in the early hours of Monday.
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