SINGAPORE - Former national footballer Mohamed Noh Hussein is in hospital after suffering a heart attack on Sunday morning (Sept 19).
The 67-year-old former winger, who was a household name to many Singaporeans in the 1970s, is understood to be in critical condition at Sengkang General Hospital.
A member of Singapore's famed 1977 Malaysia Cup-winning side, "Mat Noh" became a reluctant poster boy for the team owing to his good looks - his grandmother was Japanese - as well as his dribbling ability and skill.
He married local singing star Rahimah Rahim but the pair divorced in 1988 after 11 years.
After Singapore were thrashed 4-0 by Selangor in the Malaysia Cup final in 1981, the quiet star walked away from football.
In various media reports since, he is said to have become a deeply religious man after his retirement.