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Former national goalkeeper Chee Keong dies of cancer

Chee Keong -- considered one of the best, if not the best, Malaysian football goalkeepers.

Chee Keong -- considered one of the best, if not the best, Malaysian football goalkeepers.

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KUALA LUMPUR — Feb. 21, 2016: Chow Chee Keong, the man who was named Asia’s best goalkeeper for five consecutive years, died at the age of 69 this morning from bladder cancer.

Chee Keong, who died at the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre, also had heart complications. He is survived by his wife Christina Kwok and son Adrian, who was a goalkeeper with the national ice hockey squad.

The former student of St. John’s Institution here also became the first Malaysian to play professional football in Hong Kong for several years in the 70s. In the national team he played alongside Datuk Soh Chin Aun, Datuk Santokh Singh and striker Syed Ahmad.

He was a member of the team that won the 1968 Merdeka Tournament.

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