Former FIFA referee Abdul Aziz no more
Published : Tuesday, 27 October, 2020 at 8:39 PM Count : 201
Former FIFA referee Abdul Aziz died of heart attack on Tuesday afternoon while he was undergoing treatment at BIRDEM Hospital in Dhaka. He was 68.
He left behind his wife and three daughters to mourn his death.
Abdul Aziz was admitted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital on October 12 last after a heart attack. Later, he left the hospital after feeling well. But, after several days he was admitted to BIRDEM with breathing complications where he was tested coronavirus positive. He had also been suffering from kidney ailments. It could not be possible to save him after his second heart attack on Tuesday afternoon.
His second daughter Maksuda Aziz said her father had been at the BIRDEM ICU for more than a week where he died on Tuesday. "We'll bury him at Banani Graveyard," she said.
Abdul Aziz started his referee career as an assistant referee in 1974. He became FIFA referee at the age of 28. He was the first Bangladesh referee who got FIFA badge at a younger age. He got the opportunity to conduct 28 international football matches in his career. Besides, he conducted more than 300 football matches locally. He had a great reputation of strictly conducting the football matches in the field.
He also enrolled as coach of Agrani Bank Club and Eskaton Sabuj Sangha and guided the Agrani Bank team to Premier Division League from First Division as coach.