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Maradona to resume his playing career - reports

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Diego Maradona is poised for a sensational return to football with Argentine minnows Deportivo Riestra.

The tiny club plays in the regionalised fifth tier of domestic football in Argentina but that doesn't seem to be an issue for Maradona who is ready to make his debut on March 23.

With an increase in interest in the return of the 'God', the Argentine club are ready to move to the nearby home of top-flight champions San Lorenzo.

The 53-year-old has been convinced to sign for the club by friend and legal representative Victor Stinfale, the financier of the lowly Buenos Aires side.

Maradona made the news when he was briefly appointed Riestra's 'Spiritual Coach' in August 2013, and reports this week state that when he was asked to return to the dugout he replied simply, "I want to play."

The Albinegro have now presented an official request to the Argentine FA that Maradona be allowed to join the squad, and club insiders have told Olé that they are confident that the paperwork will be completed without a hitch.

"Within five gameweeks, Diego will be playing for Riestra," revealed the source. "He will debut on approximately the 23rd of March."

Squad member Victor More revealed his admiration for the retired legend and is happy to hand over the iconic number 10 shirt to the returning to the arriving legend, admitting, "I'll wear whatever."

The godlike player has his own religion in Argentina, highlighting his immortal status among the country that hasn't lifted the World Cup since Maradona inspired them to victory in 1986.

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