Maradona enjoys first Al Wasl win

Diego Maradona enjoyed his first victory as coach of United Arab Emirates' side Al Wasl on Thursday, defeating Emirates 2-0 in the second round of matches in the Etisalat Cup.

Al Wasl's goals against the promoted side Emirates came from Argentina's Mariano Donda, and captain Essa Ali who scored in the last five minutes.

In previous matches under Maradona's control, Al Wasl had lost two friendlies as well as the cup opener 4-3 to Al Jazira. When asked on the eve of the game to reassure fans about his side's poor start, Maradona said: "If you're scared don't come to the matches. 

"There is nothing to be scared about in football, it is about passion and entertainment. If you like to be entertained watch it, but if you don't then stay away.

"I like to win and I'm here to win and achieve great results with Al Wasl. Al Wasl fans shouldn't feel worried, we'll be able to get great results. We have a great squad with good skills and great ambition and work ethic. They are all very good men who want to achieve something in this sport."