KUALA LUMPUR: Shah Alias Norbit, Former National footballer died at the age of 68 in his home in Taman Keramat here yesterday evening.
Shah, a former midfielder played for Selangor was suffering from diabetes and hypertension. National Athlete Welfare Foundation (Yakeb) representatives had visited Shah only a few days before his death.
Shah Alias Norbit was famous for his dribbling skills, speed, and back heel tricks. He was also exceptional in sniffing out shots and it was his original goal that served as the winning goal for Selangor to emerge as the victor of the Burnley Cup in 1970.
Shah was also of great help during the Malaysia Cup five times and had scored a goal in the 1971 and 1972 finals. He also instructed the Selangor junior team to gain the President Cup in 1994 and 1995 and served as an assistant to head coaches.
Youth and Sports Minister Reezal Merican Naina Merican tweeted about the passing of Shah and extended his condolences to the family.