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Diego Maradona begins Al Wasl coaching career with 3-1 win

Dubai-based club managed by Argentine soccer legend also revealed its three new foreign players

Diego Maradona begins Al Wasl coaching career with 3-1 win
Argentinean soccer legend and coach Diego Maradona gestures during the first friendly match of his Dubai club Al Wasl during their friendly football match against Al-Sharqa's Ittihad Kalba, in Dubai, on August 28, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
Diego Maradona begins Al Wasl coaching career with 3-1 win
Al Wasl also presented its foreign players, a day earlier. Argentine Mariano Donda (L), Chile's Edson Puch, listen on during their official presentation to the press on August 27, 2011, in Dubai (AFP/Getty Images)
Diego Maradona begins Al Wasl coaching career with 3-1 win
Mohammed Bin Fahad, the chairman of the UAE Al-Wasl football club (2nd L) poses with three new foreign club players, Argentine Mariano Donda (L), Chile's Edson Puch (C) and Uruguay's Manuel Olivera, during their official presentation to the press on August 27, 2011, in Dubai. Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona is the manager of the club (AFP/Getty Images)
Diego Maradona begins Al Wasl coaching career with 3-1 win
Newly signed Uruguay's Manuel Olivera (C) of Emirates Al Wasl club vies for the ball during the clubs friendly football match against Al-Sharqa's Ittihad Kalba.(AFP/Getty Images)
Diego Maradona begins Al Wasl coaching career with 3-1 win
Dubai's Al Wasl club manager Argentinean soccer legend Diego Maradona celebrates his clubs 3-1 win (AFP/Getty Images)
Diego Maradona begins Al Wasl coaching career with 3-1 win
Maradona had a winning start as Al Wasl coach as his team scored two late goals for a 3-1 win over 10-man Ittihad Kalba (AFP/Getty Images)
Diego Maradona begins Al Wasl coaching career with 3-1 win
According to an Associated Press report, Maradona's new team looked set to settle for a draw after Yaser Salem's own goal in the 28th minute had cancelled out Manuel Olivera's 21st-minute header. But Mohammed Jamal and Hassan Yousef scored in the last five minutes to give the former Argentina great a win on his debut (AFP/Getty Images)
Diego Maradona begins Al Wasl coaching career with 3-1 win
Newly signed Argentine Mariano Donda of Emirates Al-Wasl club vies for the ball during the clubs friendly football match against Al-Sharqa's Ittihad Kalba, in Dubai, on August 28, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
Diego Maradona begins Al Wasl coaching career with 3-1 win
Argentinean soccer legend and coach Diego Maradona sits with member of his Dubai Al Wasl club during their friendly football match against Al-Sharqa's Ittihad Kalba club (AFP/Getty Images)
Diego Maradona begins Al Wasl coaching career with 3-1 win
Argentinean soccer legend and coach Diego Maradona gestures to his Dubai's Al-Wasl club players during their friendly football match against Al-Sharqa's Ittihad Kalba club (AFP/Getty Images)
Diego Maradona begins Al Wasl coaching career with 3-1 win
Three new foreign club players, Argentine Mariano Donda (L), Chile's Edson Puch (C) and Uruguay's Manuel Olivera, listen on during their official presentation to the press (AFP/Getty Images)
Diego Maradona begins Al Wasl coaching career with 3-1 win
Argentine Mariano Donda attends a press conference during his official presentation as a new foreign player for the Al Wasl football club (AFP/Getty Images)
Diego Maradona begins Al Wasl coaching career with 3-1 win
Uruguay's Manuel Olivera attends a press conference during his official presentation as a new foreign player for the Al Wasl football club, on August 27, 2011, in Dubai (AFP/Getty Images)
Diego Maradona begins Al Wasl coaching career with 3-1 win
Mohammed Bin Fahad, the chairman of the UAE Al Wasl football club (2nd L) poses with three new foreign club players, Argentine Mariano Donda (L), Chile's Edson Puch (C) and Uruguay's Manuel Olivera, during their official presentation to the press on August 27, 2011, in Dubai (AFP/Getty Images)
Diego Maradona begins Al Wasl coaching career with 3-1 win
Chile's Edson Puch attends a press conference during his official presentation as a new foreign player for the Al Wasl football club, on August 27, 2011, in Dubai (AFP/Getty Images)