Singaporean coach Manjit Singh dies from suspected heart attack

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| Singapore | 3 June 2017 | Asia Samachar |

Manjit Singh: FAS coach – PHOTO / FAS

Football Association of Singapore (FAS) coach Manjit Singh died on Wednesday (31 May 2017) after he fell from his bicycle while on his way home. He was cremated at Mandai Crematorium on Friday.

Manjit, 41, the head coach at the Junior Centre of Excellence (JCOE) East Centre 1, had coached about 40 students over four age groups. The JCOE programme is a weekly training session for youths to improve their technical abilities, reports The New Paper.

His family believes he had a heart attack, but the cause of his death is still being investigated. Speaking to The New Paper, his older brother, Hardeep Singh, 50, a facility supervisor, said he was shocked by the sudden death as Manjit was fit.

“He is an active person, so of all the people, I never expected that this would happen to him. When I received the call, my heart dropped and I was totally lost. We just celebrated his birthday on May 13,” he told the newspaper.

Manjit, who has a three-year-old son, often commuted by bicycle and visited their parents’ home twice a week, the report added.

 

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