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Former national goalkeeper dies

Saturday, 10 September 2016

An April 16, 2015 file photo of Yusoff. He died at the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital today due to old age. - Facebook/Yuzaily Yusoff

 

ALOR SETAR: Datuk Yusoff Abu Bakar, a former national goalkeeper in the 1950s, nicknamed the ‘Iron Gate’, died at 6.15pm today at the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital (HSB) here due to old age. He was 81.

Confirming the matter, his son Yuzaily, 49, said his father had been ill since last year from kidney disease and lung infection.

Yusoff admitted to HSB on Tuesday after his condition worsened and his appetite diminished.

Yusoff, who brought glory to the nation and exhibited an excellent record when representing Malaya in the ‘Pesta Bola Merdeka’ (Merdeka Cup) in 1958, served in the Malaysian Prisons Department since 1957.

His last post was as Alor Setar Prison director from 1987 to 1990.

Other than Yuzaily, Yusoff leaves behind wife Halimah Mohd Zain, 80, and two daughters, aged 51 and 42.

His remains are to be buried at the Masjid Al-Bukhari Cemetery, Alor Setar at 11am tomorrow.

Source by: Internet

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