Football legend Majid Ariff dies at 80

Football legend Majid Ariff dies at 80

Channel NewsAsia·2018-02-04 17:05

Singapore football legend Majid Ariff died at the age of 80 on Sunday (Feb 4). (Photo: Screenshot from gov.sg video)

SINGAPORE: One of Singapore's most talented footballers, Majid Ariff died on Sunday (Feb 4) at the age of 80.

In a Facebook post shared among friends and relatives, his daughter, Watty Majid, said the former national player passed away at 2.45am and that his body will be transported from her home in Tampines to Choa Chu Kang cemetery for the burial on Sunday afternoon.

In a tribute to the late football legend on Facebook, Member of Parliament for Sembawang GRC Amrin Amin, described him as "the finest striker of his generation".

The MP said he visited Mr Majid's family this morning and spoke to his daughter who was also his former colleague. 

PAP Tampines Changkat also conveyed it's "deepest condolences" to his family on Facebook.

"The finest striker of his generation, Majid Ariff is considered one of the most talented footballers Singapore has ever produced. He was very passionate about the sport and was more than willing to share his passion and skills with the younger generation. His legacy will always be remembered," the post said.

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