Shebby Singh: Awesome footballer who died cycling - The Independent Singapore News

15/1/2022 6:50:00 AM

Shebby Singh: Awesome footballer who died cycling - The Independent Singapore News

Shebby Singh: Awesome footballer who died cycling - The Independent Singapore News

'Much thanks for the wonderful memories, Shebby. Indeed, without fear or favour, as I repeat, he lived his six decades as a controversial but very much respected Malaysian sportsman. Rest in peace, my good friend!' — Suresh Nair, author

He was 61 years and leaves behind wife, Harbans Kaur, a former Malaysian sportswoman, and two children, Sonuljit Singh and Natassha Kaur.Shebby was simply unique. He not only did his talking on the field – he had a huge collection of medals and trophies during his two-decade career – but also off it as a popular football pundit. He was, in my opinion, one sportsman blessed with the “gift of the gab”.

He told me as the Director of Football, he acted as the go-between for the owners and the manager and indeed, controversy followed every step along the way as he knew he needed to be careful not to be seen by the manager or the owners as someone who is not on the same page.

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