12, December 2017
The world’s greatest footballer, Diego Maradona has not remained insensitive to the sudden disappearance of the former Indomitable Lion, Benjamin Massing who died on Sunday at the age of 55 in his home in Edea, not far from the Douala metropolis.
In a tribute far beyond the borders of Cameroon, Diego Armando Maradona who played against Massing in the opening game of the FIFA 1990 World Cup in Milan, Italy said he and Massing were rivals in Italia 90.
“I want to remember the late Benjamin Massing. We were rivals at the beginning of Italy 90. Behind every football player, there is a man and a family. My respects for them” wrote the Argentinean on his Facebook page.
Football fans will remember the opening match of the FIFA World Cup in 1990 between Argentina, the reigning world champion and Cameroon in which the late Massing had a memorable performance against Diego Maradona, considered at the time as the best player in the world.
By Chi Prudence Asong with files from CIN