Wednesday, 2 June 2010

TRIBUTE TO THE LATE CAPTAIN (R) ABDUL HALIM ABDUL HAMID, REST IN PEACE, MAY ALLAH BLESS YOUR SOUL...AMIN



ON THE BERTH OF THE WORLD CUP, I CAME ACROSS ONE NAME THAT DIDN'T MAKE THE "REFEREE'S" LIST, CAPT. HALIM. I JUST KNEW YESTERDAY THAT THE FAMOUS REFEREE PASSED AWAY AUGUST LAST YEAR. HE WAS ONE OF THE BEST OFFICIALS IN ASIA AND WE BRUNEIANS KNOW HIM VERY WELL ON THE PITCH AS HE OFFICIATED BRUNEI (WASPS) IN THE M-LEAGUE. HE WAS FAMOUS FOR BEING A REPRESENTATIVE FOR ASIA (S.E.A) OFFICIAL AT WORLD CUP 1998, WHERE HE WAS THE ASSISTANT REF AT THE MATCH OF ENGLAND vs. ARGENTINA (WHERE BECKHAM WAS SENT OFF).

MAY ALLAH BLESS HIS SOUL, AL-FATIHAH..


BELOW IS THE LINK TO ONE OF SIMPLYBULA'S CLOSE FRIEND, PROF BOLA, WHERE I KNEW THE SAD NEWS FROM:
http://profbola-soccer.blogspot.com/2009/08/al-fatihan-buat-allahyarham-kapt-b-abd.html

AND AN ARTICLE FROM MALAYSIAN KOSMO:
http://www.kosmo.com.my/kosmo/content.asp?y=2009&dt=0828&pub=Kosmo&sec=Sukan&pg=su_04.htm

SB: I BET NOT ALL OF US KNEW THIS IN BRUNEI..THIS WAS SUCH A DELAYED SAD NEWS FOR ME, BCOZ I ACTUALLY MET THE MAN PERSONALLY (I WAS REPRESENTING BRUNEI (UBD) FOR THE SEA UNI GAMES IN HANOI VIETNAM 2006) AND HE WAS SUCH A GOOD CHAP. HE ACTUALLY SPOKE TO ME AT HALF TIME AND ASK ME SOME QUESTIONS AND GAVE OPINIONS FOR THE TEAM (I WAS SECOND GOALIE WARMING UP AT HALF TIME)..HE ALWAYS HAD A SMILE AFTER THE GAME..A MILD ONE BUT STILL, HE'LL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED BOTH IN MALAYSIA AND BRUNEI..AL-FATIHAH...

:'(

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