Thursday, December 22, 2005

Former Pakistan captain and coach dies

Former Pakistan football captain and coach Kulamattikkalathil Moideenkutty alias Malappuram Kutty died at Karachi, Web India reported. Kutty, 81, who led the Pakistan team in the Manila Asian Games in 1954, reportedly died of old age.

Kutty played for many local clubs at his native Malappurm and joined the Indian Royal Air Force in 1944. After the partition he migrated to Pakistan and played for the Air Force till 1968.

After his retirement from service, he served the Pakistan team as coach for 15 years and won many laureals, including the 'Best Sports person' award from General Yahya Khan.

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