Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Datuk Ahmad Basri Akil Passed Away
Datuk Ahmad Basri Akil (picture), former Kedah state Secretary, former Kedah Football Team Manager and former FAM Vice President passed away peacefully at the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital in Alor Star yesterday. He was on his way to attend the launch of special stamps to commemorate the golden jubilee of the Sultan Kedah’s reign here. He was found leaning against the wall clutching his chest by driver Hamid Nahar at about 2.15pm yesterday while walking to the Istana Anak Bukit audience hall.
Allahyarham Datuk Ahmad Basri is best known for success formula in making the Kedah football team to be one of the best team around in the nation while he was the Team Manager. Kedah players during his reign as the Manager was Radhi Mat Din and Ahmad Sobro, to name a few..
He was also known for his outspoken in criticising the FAM and I remember at one time he was suspended by FAM for criticising the FAM leadership openly, a quality which does not exist in most, if not all, of the FAM leaders.
His demise is a big lost to the nation especially football.
Innalillahi wa inna ilahi raaji'un (from Him [Allah] we come and to Him [Allah] we return)
So, let us donate surah Al-Faatihah for Allahyarham Datuk Ahmad Basri Akil..
Alhamdulillahi rabbil 'aalamiin
Iyyaakana' budu waiyyaakanasta'iin
Siraatallazhi na an 'am ta 'alaihiim
Ghairil maghdhuu bi 'alaihim