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Johor Darul Takzim goalkeeper Muhammad Al-Hafiz Hamzah carrying his son's body at the funeral on Oct 5, 2013.
JOHOR BARU: On the day that Johor Darul Takzim (JDT) goalkeeper Muhammad Al-Hafiz Hamzah was preparing to help his team take on Kelantan in their Malaysia Cup quarter-final return-leg clash, tragedy struck.
His only son, Muhammad Adam Farish, died of lung complications early Saturday morning.
Adam, who would have turned two next month, died at Hospital Sultanah Aminah here at about 4.16am.
Al-Hafiz rushed home from Kota Baru and arrived at a relative’s house in Bakar Baru at around 12.30pm for the funeral rites.
A distraught Al-Hafiz said that he was devastated that he was not with his son during his last moments.
His wife, Fatihah Nur Fadzil, 24, said that Adam was admitted into the intensive care unit (ICU) at the hospital on Friday at around 9am after having difficulty breathing.
“My son has been suffering from heart and lung complications since birth and has been in and out of the hospital several times.
“I just have to accept his death and am grateful to have been given the opportunity to take care of him until now,” she said, adding that the doctors had said at the birth that Adam would only live two weeks.
Meanwhile, Johor Football Association (JFA) secretary Mohd Fahmy Yahya said that Al-Hafiz had been exempted from Saturday’s match against Kelantan.
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