Former nationwide youth footballer Karthik dies after collapsing in Malaysia

SINGAPORE —  The native soccer fraternity just lately mourned the tragic lack of former nationwide youth participant Karthik Raj Manimaren who handed away on Apr 5. The 25-year-old midfielder who performed for Singapore Khalsa Affiliation (SKA) within the Singapore Soccer League Division 1, was in Kuala Lumpur with the group for a pre-season tour when he collapsed on Apr 1.

In line with SKA, Karthik was then taken by ambulance to the Kuala Lumpur Basic Hospital. He was then medically repatriated to Singapore the subsequent day through air ambulance and was taken to Singapore Basic Hospital for pressing medical care.

“SKA is extraordinarily saddened by the passing away of its sports activities member, Karthik Raj s/o Manimaren, on 5 April 2023. Karthik joined SKA in 2022 as a promising footballer and was voted younger participant of the 12 months by his fellow teammates. He was a fantastic asset to the group, successful praises for his dedication and laborious work from his teammates and training employees. No phrases can describe the lack of such an exquisite individual!” stated SKA on their Fb web page.


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SKA stated that Karthik was an especially jovial and loveable younger man who touched the hearts of so many individuals. Earlier than making the swap to SKA, Karthik performed for Hougang United and Balestier Khalsa within the Singapore Premier League. The Soccer Affiliation of Singapore additionally posted a tribute to the participant on their social media web page.

“The FAS is deeply saddened to listen to concerning the passing of Karthik Raj. The 25-year-old was a member of the Singapore Khalsa Affiliation facet which received the Singapore Soccer League 1 championship final 12 months. He contributed 5 objectives in that marketing campaign. The skilful winger had additionally performed eight instances within the Singapore Premier League whereas he was at Balestier Khalsa in 2020.

Our sincerest ideas and deepest condolences exit to the household and family members of Karthik Raj, throughout this tough interval,” learn the assertion by FAS.

A one-minute of silence was noticed by Karthik’s former golf equipment earlier than their Singapore Premier League matches on the Jalan Besar Stadium, between Hougang and Tanjong Pagar United on Apr 6, and on Apr 9 when Balestier took on the Younger Lions. Balestier received their recreation 3-1 and devoted the win to Karthik.

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