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BREAKING NEWS: Maradona agrees to coach new club in Kerala

Diego Armando Maradona

Argentine legend Diego Armando Maradona has reached an agreement with newly-established Kerala Football Club (KFC) at the sidelines of a meeting in Dubai earlier today.

The 1986 FIFA World Cup winner fell in love with “God’s own Country” during his short visit in October and he was overwhelmed by the reception by the football fans in Kerala [+ read more].

Maradona has been convinced by the club officials that KFC, a new club based in Koodal [+ read more], has the needed corporate and government backing to implement a state-of-the-art club with all needed facilities including a Centre of Excellence and a brand-new football stadium.

“It is a historic day for KFC and Indian football,” a KFC spokesman told, the official media partner of the club. “Kerala loves Maradona and we are looking forward to welcome the ‘God of Football’ in our beautiful state.

“I love India and I love Kerala,” Maradona exclusively told after the meeting in Dubai. “Coaching KFC is a great opportunity to thank the people of India for their support.”

KFC and media partner have issued an official press release stating: “KFC and are delighted to announce the ‘signing’ of Argentine legend Diego Armando Maradona as the new coach of our club. We hope you had a good laugh on this very special day and our April fools’ joke.”

I hope you had some fun reading my share to the April fools’ jokes around the globe and keep smiling on this special day. Which were your personal favourite April fools’ jokes today? Please leave your comments in the COMMENT BOX at the bottom of this page and share the links to your favourite pranks.