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Former Penang football captain dies after slipping into coma

/ 02:34 PM January 17, 2019
Former Penang football captain dies after slipping into coma

The Nation/Asia News Network

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.

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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.

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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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