Hafiz Rahim, former Singapore national team striker is dead

Hafiz Rahim, former Singapore national team striker is dead

- Hafiz Rahim, former Singapore 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

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Former Singapore international 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.

Meanwhile, condolences have been trooping in from family, friends and well-wishers after the death of the former football star was confirmed on Thursday, July 9.

SunSport reports that Hafiz got his professional career started at Geyland United in 2004 before joining Gombak United, Home United and Warriors.

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He made nine appearances for the Singapore national team from 2011 until 2020 and scored once in the process.

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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 Warriors in 2014.

Hafiz Rahim, former Singapore national team striker is dead

Hafiz Rahim smiling for the camera - credit: @bellaella7 on Twitter
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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 f the nicest guys you could want to be around. "It's sad we are losing so many good people at young ages."

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The Znamya Truda goalkeeper was doing some drills near the touchline and was about to kick the ball towards goal when the tragic incident happened.

The 16-year-old was quickly taken to hospital where doctors put him into an induced coma.

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