The former national goalkeeper died at his home in Kampung Bukit Tunggal, near Kuala Terengganu. He was just 41
TERENGGANU FC (TFC) dedicated its 3-1 victory against Negri Sembilan FA in the Malaysia Cup Group A match on Saturday night to its late first choice goalkeeper Mohd Suffian Abd Rahman.
TFC interim coach Mohd Nafuzi Mohd Zain said the team’s players and officials are deeply saddened that their most senior player died of a heart attack at 1.10pm on Saturday. He said the players were shaken to hear the sad news just hours before they were to play Negri Sembilan.
“Although it was emotionally tough on them, they played their hearts out to get a victory so as to dedicate it to him.
“I hope they will go on to win the Malaysia Cup for Mohd Suffian,” he told reporters after the match at the Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium in Kuala Terengganu.
The 8,000-odd fans who turned up also observed a minute of silence as a mark of respect for Mohd Suffian.
The former national goalkeeper died at his home in Kampung Bukit Tunggal, near Kuala Terengganu. He was just 41. Meanwhile, Negri Sembilan assistant coach Mohd Shafiq Jonny Abdullah said despite this being its third straight defeat after having lost to Kedah FA and PKNS FC, he is still optimistic that the Deer squad would make it to the quarter finals.