They appoint a former combatant as president of Deportivo Mandiyú to recover the club

With a seven-year stint in the first division of competitive Argentine soccer, at some point it was directed by Maradona. Now, Raúl Correa; a former Malvinas combat soldier and former club player, heads the normalization commission.

26 de July de 2022 11:57

Raúl Correa, in 1982 in Malvinas, and years later a soccer player in Mandiyú, in Corrientes.

A former Malvinas combatant and former player of the Mandiyú soccer club, from the province of Corrientes , Raúl Correa , was appointed by the Corrientes government to head a normalization commission to address the severe institutional crisis it faces.

Deportivo Mandiyú was one of the first clubs in the interior of the country that, representing an entire region, experienced a great period of football from within, when between 1988 and 1995 it participated in the first division tournaments.

At some point it was technically directed by the great Diego Maradona and had the opportunity to beat each of the five big teams in Buenos Aires in at least one match. After those few years of glory and abundance, today Mandiyú has suffered a severe institutional crisis - actually for decades -, the result of a leadership without legitimacy or capacity that brought it to the brink of disappearance.

The Corrientes government intervened in the club on July 15. As a consequence, the provincial General Inspection of Legal Entities formed a normalizing commission to lead Mandiyú and proposed Raúl Correa , a former player from the club's golden era in the first division, as president.

The former left back, 60 years old, also has a history in the Malvinas where he was summoned to fight in 1982, when he was doing his mandatory military service. In an interview with Tiempo Argentino, Correa related that “I fought on Soledad Island, in the Malvinas , with the 5th Marine Infantry Battalion ( BIM 5 ), commanded by Carlos Robacio .”

Raúl Correa from Corrientes is one of the five Malvinas veterans who after 1982 played soccer and went through the elite of Argentine soccer. The other four are Juan Colombo , from Estudiantes de La Plata , Omar De Felippe , from Huracán (today DT), Gustavo De Luca , in Nueva Chicago and Luis Escobedo , in Vélez Sársfield.

In the first match with Correa as president of the normalizing commission, Mandiyú defeated San Marcos 5 to 1 on Wednesday, July 20, in the Corrientes league.


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By Agenda Malvinas


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