Posted at 03:27h in THE VOICE OF CITY BOYS
Kuala Lumpur City Football Club is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of the Club’s former player Mohd Azizan bin Baba, at the age of 40.
Azizan played 22 games and scored 6 goals for the City Boys in 2005 & 2006, while in the Premier League during the time of Mat Zan Mat Aris as a coach. In his debut season, he was part of the team that went to the semi-finals of the FA Cup, bowing out to eventual losing finalist Perak on aggregate 3-4 despite winning the second leg, 3-2 in Cheras. The Perak born joined KL from his home state where he turned professional in 2002, after graduating from their Under-21 President’s Cup squad.
A move to his Malacca followed in 2007, before he journeyed further south, spending 4 years in Johor (2008-2011), then featuring for Sarawak for 2 seasons, and Penang in 2014, before returning to Malacca a year later. He ended his playing career in the FAM League (then 3rd division) with Syarikat Air Melaka Berhad (SAMB) FC in 2017.
After retiring as a player he worked as an assistant coach at SAMB in 2019 and was promoted to head coach in 2020. He was also a coach for Melaka United’s Under-14 team that year.
He was diagnosed with cancer of the thigh, in August 2020, and had been battling since, unfortunately succumbing to it in the wee hours on Tuesday at the Malacca Hospital, surrounded by his loved ones.
Azizan leaves behind 8 children between the ages of 2 to 15 and a widow.
The thoughts and prayers of everyone associated with the Club are with Azizan’s family in this difficult time and it would be appreciated if everyone would respect their need for privacy.