Maradona says son "Dieguito" won't lack anything

Updated: 16 February 2013 11:04 IST

Maradona was criticized because he was away in Dubai when Veronica Ojeda gave birth on Wednesday in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires.

Maradona says son "Dieguito" won't lack anything
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Argentine football great Diego Maradona says the baby born to his former partner earlier this week - named Diego Fernando at birth - "won't lack for anything."

Maradona was criticized because he was away in Dubai when Veronica Ojeda gave birth on Wednesday in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires.

He acknowledged Friday in a statement that he is the father of the baby being referred to in Argentina as "Dieguito" - Little Diego.

The child is the fifth known to be fathered by the 52-year-old Maradona. He has two daughters from his marriage with Claudia Vallafane - Dalma and Giannina.

The Argentine football great has two other children he has never recognized as his, although courts in paternity cases have ruled he's the father.

Topics : Football Bayern Munchen
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