Former Penang football captain dies after slipping into coma
GEORGE TOWN — Former Penang football captain Aziz Azizan has died after slipping into a coma on Monday (Jan 14).
Aziz passed away at 4.30pm on Wednesday (Jan 16) at the Penang Hospital without regaining consciousness.
Football Association of Penang (FAP) press liasion officer Ahmad Zachki Ahmad Suri said Aziz’s wife, his nephew Zambri Ahmad, a former footballer, and other close family members were beside him during his death.
The 54-year-old former left winger fell ill during a friendly veterans football match in Balik Pulau on Sunday and was taken by ambulance to the district hospital.
He slipped into a coma on Monday due to high blood pressure and was transferred to the Penang Hospital where he was put on life support.
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