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Singapore Premier League veteran DIED at 36

Singapore Premier League veteran DIED at 36

Singapore Premier League senior footballer and former Singapore international, Shariff Abdul Samat, has been declared dead.

The heartbreaking news was officially published on Singapore Premier League’s Facebook page with sincere condolences to the late footballer and his family.

The poor footballer was the son of former Singapore national team’s captain Samad Allapitchay.

Shariff Abdul Samat had played for some of the biggest clubs in Singapore like Home United, Tampines Rovers and demonstrated his aggressive yet smart play in the defensive line. The 36-year-old was the teammate of Singapore national team’s all-time great Khairul Amri in Young Lions colors in 2006.

He was acknowledged as S.League Young Player of the Year in 2007 and played for Singapore national football team in a friendly match against Myanmar in 2013.

The defender used to involve in many incidents both on and off the pitch throughout his long-lasting career. He once got stabbed by a gang member and luckily survived but his friend Sulaiman Hashim, who was a National Football Academy Under-18 player accompanying Samat that night, was not that lucky and died after being stabbed 13 times.

He was also present in on-field brawls with Geylang International’s Peter Bennett in 2003 and Etoile FC goalkeeper Hadama Bathily in 2011, breaking the former’s nose. These fights caused Samat many suspensions and penalty fees.

In 2016, Samat even got jailed for two weeks for hurting his brother-in-law.

Nevertheless, his past away has been a shocking news to all Singaporean football fans. Until now, the cause of death has not been identified yet.