According to official information from the Malaysian Football Federation, the father of the national team head coach passed away on June 11.
Mr. Tan Chooi Sak, the father of coach Tan Cheng Hoe, is 95 years old. Beneath FAM’s post, many Malaysian fans have sent their condolences and encouragement to coach Tan Cheng Hoe to overcome the pain to help the home team get good results in the upcoming match.
In addition, this information is also shared by many Vietnamese websites. The vast majority of Vietnamese fans send their condolences and have civilized comments even though the two are opponents in the next match.
Regarding the possibility of returning home to mourn for his father, the Malaysian Football Federation has not yet mentioned. However, this does not seem to happen and coach Tan Cheng Hoe will continue to accompany the students in tonight’s match.
Malaysia is in a very difficult situation before the match against Vietnam. They are getting 9 points after 6 matches, 3 points and 5 points behind the 2 leading positions, respectively.
The Malay Tigers have lost their right to self-determination in this group. They can only win against the Vietnamese team tonight, and at the same time hope Indonesia will make a big earthquake to help the home team improve its position and raise hopes of going forward.