Former national football star Seng Hoe dies at 70


GEORGE TOWN: Malaysia lost another football great with the passing of Teoh Seng Hoe (pic).

The former national player died at 11.40am on Wednesday after a heart attack. He was 70.

Family members rushed him to the Bagan Specialist Hospital in Butterworth but he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The former Selangor midfield maestro had played alongside Soh Chin Aun, Namat Abdullah, Shaharuddin Abdullah, Shukor Salleh, Wong Kou Foo and Wong Choon Wah when Malaysian football was a force to be reckoned with.

After his retirement, Seng Hoe coached local clubs like Intel FC in the FAM Cup and the Penang Chinese FA team.

His daughter Serena, 26, said her father had contributed immensely to the Penang football scene over the last few years.

“He was still active in Penang football and would always share his football knowledge with the younger generation here.

“His death comes as a shock as he never fell sick. He just left us like that, ” she said.

Besides Serena, Teoh leaves behind his wife Lye Siew Moy, 61, and son Cesar Teoh, 24.

His cortege will leave his residence at 617, Jalan Kempas 19, Kampung Ayer Merah, 09000, Kulim, Kedah today at 2pm for cremation at the Berapit crematorium in Bukit Mertajam.

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