Thu, 28 Oct, 2021
Kuala Lumpur: Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has extended his condolences to the Bahrain Football Association (BFA) and to the family and loved ones of former Bahrain international Faisal Abdulaziz who passed away at the age of 53 on Friday.
Abdulaziz featured prominently for the Bahrain national football team and was part of the side that finished fourth at the AFC Asian Cup in 2004 in China PR, which remains the Kingdom’s best ever performance at Asia’s flagship national team competition.
The AFC President said: “On behalf of the AFC, please accept our sincerest sympathies and condolences on the untimely demise of Faisal Abdulaziz.
“We have lost an icon whose service to the game will never be forgotten and I am sure will continue to serve as an inspiration to our future generation of players and fans,” added Shaikh Salman.
The towering defender also enjoyed an illustrious career for Bahrain giants Al Muharraq, winning several domestic trophies including the Bahraini Premier League and the Bahraini King's Cup and was part of the AFC Cup side that finished as runners-up in 2006.
The thoughts and prayers of the AFC and the rest of the Asian football community are with the family and love ones of Abdulaziz, the BFA and the Bahrain football family during this difficult time.