Singapore’s Football Legend passes away aged 61

By Faris – October 14th, 2010

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Singapore football legend, Dollah Kassim, has passed away at the age of 61.

Dollah first suffered a heart attack in October last year after playing in the Sultan of Selangor’s Cup curtain-raiser between Singapore and Selangor veterans.

Doctors then said that he suffered an injury due to a lack of oxygen to his brain immediately after the collapse.

He was admitted to Tan Tock Seng Hospital and had been in coma since then and was later cared for at home.

Nicknamed the “Gelek King” for his superior dribbling skills, he was key in bringing home the Malaysian Cup in 1977.

In a reply to Yahoo! SEA on the news of his passing, a spokesman for Football Association of Singapore (FAS), Visakan Subramanian said that the soccer hero “will be greatly missed”.

“We are saddened by the passing of Dollah Kassim. Dollah has given a lifetime of passion and commitment to Singapore football.

“Everyone at the Football Association of Singapore would like to send their condolences to Dollah’s family at this sad and difficult time. He will be greatly missed.”

Credits: Yahoo

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