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TFC goalkeeper dies from heart attack

Last Update: 17/08/2019

KUALA TERENGGANU, Aug 17 (Bernama) -- Terengganu FC (TFC) goalkeeper Mohd Suffian Abd Rahman died at 1 pm today due to a heart attack. He was 41.

Terengganu State Football Association (PBSNT) deputy president Hishamuddin Abdul Karim said the Mohd Suffian, known among Terengganu football fans as 'Tiger', breathed his last breath at his home in Kampung Banggol Pauh, Bukit Tunggal, near here.

"The deceased, who originates from Melaka, had previously been admitted to the Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital (HSNZ) on Aug 1 due to heart problems.

"His demise is a huge loss for Terengganu football in particular, and Malaysian football in general," he said when contacted by Bernama today.

His remains were buried at the Banggol Pauh Muslim Cemetery at 6.50 pm, in the presence of about 200 people comprising family members and acquaintances, including his teammates.

Meanwhile, fellow TFC goalkeeper Muhamad Ilham Amirullah Razali said Mohd Suffian was not only his friend, but an idol.

“There’s a lot that I learned from him. His loss will surely be felt, especially by us teammates,” he said.

Midfielder Ahmad Syamim Yahya said he was shocked when captain Lee Tuck announced the matter in a WhatsApp group this afternoon.

“I got the news while I was having lunch, and I rushed straight to his (Mohd Suffian’s) father-in-law’s house in Kampung Banggol Pauh,” he said.

Mohd Suffian’s father-in-law, Mohd Sulaiman, 61, said the latter passed away suddenly while resting on a bed, waiting for lunch to be served.

"He and his wife, Nurmunirah, 33, arrived at the house at around 12.30 pm, and he decided to rest on the bed while waiting for the food to be ready.

"However, after I had finished the ablution (for prayers), I heard a commotion from inside the house and upon inspection, I found that Suffian had died," he said when met after the burial.



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