- Hafiz Rahim, former Singapore national professional footballer has died
- The forward died at the age of 36 after being involved in a ghastly motorbike accident in Tampines
- Rahim is survived by his wife and children
Former Singapore international team forward Hafiz Rahim has been reported dead at the age of 36.
The retired striker was said to have been killed in a horrible motorbike accident in Tampines, Singapore as reported by The Straits Times.
Rahim, who last played for Tampines Rovers Football Club in 2017, is survived by his wife and children.
Condolences have been streaming in from family, friends and well-wishers after the death of the former football star was confirmed on Thursday.
SunSport reports that Hafiz got his professional career started at Geyland United in 2004 before joining Gombak United, Home United and Warriors.
He made nine appearances for the Singapore national team from 2011 until 2017 and scored once in the process. The late forward scored the Geyland United's winning goal in the Singapore Club finals in 2009. His goal secured the S-League title for the Warriors in 2014.
National goalkeeper Hassan Sunny is one of the first to pay tribute to the 36-year-old, saying:
"He was like a brother to me. When we were young, we used to have sleepovers at my place and my mum would cook up a feast.
Ex-national striker Aleksandar Duric said:
"He was a young boy when he came into [the first team] together with Hassan and Baihakki [Khaizan]."
"I called him by that nickname even when he was in his 30s. He really was one of the nicest guys you could want to be around. It's sad we are losing so many good people at young ages."
Briefly.co.za earlier reported that the late Senzo Meyiwa was in his prime when his life was tragically cut short six years ago.
The former Orlando Pirates goalkeeper is still fondly remembered and missed by many. Bafana Bafana star Siphiwe Tshabalala recently took a moment to pay homage to Meyiwa via social media.
In a touching Instagram post, Shabba shared a video which highlighted the ability of the Buccaneers shot-stopper.
"Great save by the late Senzo Meyiwa. He even bragged about it in the national team camp. Gone but not forgotten."
The video showcased a fantastic full-stretch save made by Meyiwa against bitter rivals Kaizer Chiefs.
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