In a mournful turn of events, Malaysian football icon, Mohd Azraai Khor Abdullah, has passed away at the age of 71 after suffering a stroke. His son, Firdaus Zainuddin, announced the sad news via social media, requesting prayers for his father’s soul.
Legacy of a Football Luminary
Mohd Azraai will forever be remembered for his remarkable accomplishments as the head coach of the Kedah football team. Under his expert guidance, the team achieved an unprecedented double treble in the 2007 and 2008 seasons. This impressive feat stands as a testament to Mohd Azraai’s leadership skills and his profound understanding of the game. His time with Kedah wasn’t just a professional engagement, it was the pinnacle of a career that saw him represent the same team as a player in the 1970s, and Malaysia on the international stage from 1975 to 1978.
More Than a Coach
In addition to his success with Kedah, Mohd Azraai’s illustrious career saw him managing teams like Negeri Sembilan and Perak. He was also at the helm of the young and dynamic Harimau Muda squad in 2010. His tactical acumen and ability to nurture young talent shone through in each of his professional engagements, earning him the respect and admiration of both peers and fans.
Mohd Azraai’s body was at a private hospital in Alor Setar, from where it was to be taken to his home in Kampung Alor Semadom. His final journey was scheduled to conclude at the Taman Uda Cemetery following the Asar prayers. His demise has left a void in the Malaysian football fraternity that will be hard to fill. As the nation mourns its loss, Mohd Azraai’s legacy lives on, inspiring the next generation of footballers to strive for greatness.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn