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The "Russian Tank" of Singapore Football - Borhan Abu Samah

Borhan Abu Samah 1964-1999  (P.S1) The demise of Borhan Abu Samah at the young age of 34 back in 1999 was a shocker to many in the scene, as he only just quit competitive football barely two years before. One of the vivid memories I had on the day (29 October 1999) he passed away was, I was at Toa Payoh Stadium after a match where a TV crew gathered some of his former teammates to talk about the man who passed away because of liver cancer One after another, these former squadmates of Borhan took turns to share their individual memories of the late former defender on video that were shown on television later. LIONS DEBUT IN 1987 Born on 30 November 1964, Borhan began his football career with Mountbatten CSC, Tiong Bahru CSC before joining Geylang International in 1990. He made his debut for the Singapore National Team on the 4th of March 1987 when he was featured in the victory over Indonesia in the Olympics Qualifiers at the old National Stadium. That 2-0 triumph over the Garudas, with