PETALING JAYA: Former international footballer Yap Eng Kock, a member of the team that qualified for the 1972 Munich Olympics, died yesterday.
He was 71. Eng Kock was a member of the qualifying team who won the ticket to Munich in Seoul but he did not travel to the Games in Germany.
The 1972 squad remain the only Malaysian football team to have played in the Olympics.
Eng Kock had also represented the country in the 1969 SEAP Games, which later became the SEA Games.
He also represented Selangor, winning the Malaysia Cup with the Red Giants in 1971 and 1972.
Eng Kock’s former teammate Datuk Dell Akhbar Khan said he was a tough defender to beat.
“He was one of my teammates with the national team, Selangor and Police. In fact, we were in the same batch during our Inspector training, ” said Dell.
“I’m saddened to hear of his passing.”
Eng Kock leaves behind wife Pow Mai Wan, daughters Yap Lee Lin, Yap Lee Ann, and son-in-law Yeo Kim Lee.
Eng Kock, who turned 71 in January, died at the Melaka GH of liver complications.
Wake services will be held at his residence at 21, Jln Malim Jaya 2/11 Tmn Malim Permai, Melaka, from Nov 14.
The cortege will leave on Monday, Nov 18, at 10am for burial at Serene Park Crematorium.