Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Footballer, Mohamad Bakar passed away at the age of 75, who was suffering from “sepsis secondary to myelodysplastic syndrome”.
His daughter informed that he died around 10.50 am at the Advanced Institute of Medicine and Dentistry, Universiti Sains Malaysia, in Kepala Batas, Penang.
His final ceremony will commence at the Bagan Ajam cemetery in Butterworth this evening after his body is brought to his home in Tawar.
He began his football career in the 1960s and was a part of the 1972 Munich Olympics national team.
He also worked as an assistant coach for the 1980 Moscow Olympics national team. After which he was appointed the head coach of the Harimau Malaya team in 1985.
Youth and Sports Minister Reezal Merican Naina Merican expressed his condolences to his family.