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I believe those in their fifties and above would know who Mat Noh (Mohd Noh bin Hussain) was.

Nicknamed "Allan Clarke" of local football, the good-looking striker was a heartthrob to many ladies fans and wowed many with his dazzling skills on the field during his heydays in the 1970s when starring for the national team in their Malaysia Cup exploits that ignited the "Kallang Roar" era.

Mat Noh passed away at the age of 67

But how many who were born in the 1980s actually know him or his contemporaries and those who were born in the late 1970s might be too young to know who they were until they read about them in newspapers, etc.?

And because of such ignorance, it led to one unsavoury incident that triggered one uproar that a late former national player was not properly accoladed on the night when he should at the closing ceremony of the old National Stadium (I shall not dwell on this incident, just go and Google it, as it still left a bitter taste on my tongue whenever I think about it).

The news of the demise of Mr Mat Noh saw another round of nostalgic recollections on social media.

Such a show of affection made me why do we have to wait till very late to realize who they were?

Shouldn't there be a better engagement or effort to make in order not to let those former players faded into oblivion?

A one-minute silence was observed at one SGPL match for "Mat Noh"
A one-minute silence was observed at one SGPL match for "Mat Noh"

Till then, stay safe and healthy and don't gather in numbers ❌

Thank you for your support.

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  1. More should be done to raise the awareness of those former footballers who served the nation with pride and distinction among newer generation of fans who grew up idolizing likes of Beckham, Ronaldo, etc. but not those at their own backyard.

    It is a pity when situations like this happened, many would then realized who they were.

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