AFC President offers condolences on passing of Singapore legend Majid Ariff
Kuala Lumpur: Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has extended his deepest sympathies to the Football Association of Singapore on the demise of its legendary player and coach Majid Ariff who passed away on February 4.
Majid, who is widely regarded as one of the best players to don the Lions’ jersey, helped the national team to finish fourth in the 1966 Asian Games in Bangkok, which remains the Republic’s best ever result.
He was also the only Singaporean selected for the Asian All-Stars team, featuring in exhibition matches against Fulham and Sheffield Wednesday in 1966 and against Leicester City in 1967.
As a coach, he helped unearth and develop another Singaporean legend in former striker Fandi Ahmad and together, the duo were the only Singaporeans to be nominated for Asia's Footballer of the Century award.
The thoughts and prayers of the AFC and the rest of the Asian football community are with the family and friends of Majid Ariff.