Former Kuala Lumpur skipper, Tang Siew Seng, has quit after 12 years with
Siew Seng, who turns 33 on Aug 8, officially informed KLFA secretary K.
He has been battling a achilles tendon injury which he suffered in the
first leg of the Malaysia Cup semifinals against Kedah last year. He was
operated on in October.
Siew Seng graduated to the senior team in 1980 after making his mark
with the Razak Cup squad two years earlier. Since then the dedicated and
disciplined player has server KL well despite numerous injuries which
threatened to end his playing career prematurely.
However, it has taken too long to recover from this injury. Besides,
Siew Seng feels the time is right to quit as KL have several youngsters to
depend on now.
"It is with a tinge of sadness that I'm quitting. Twelve years is a long
time and I'm going to miss being part of the team," said Siew Seng
"I was with KL when they were the minnows. But now I have three Malaysia
Cup winners' medals, a League Cup medal, a Charity Shield medal and a FA
Cup winners' medal.
"I cannot ask for more. For this I have to thank all the KLFA officials,
especially Tan Sri Elyas Omar."
Siew Seng went on to represent the country in the New Delhi Asian Games.
He does not want to make any decision about his future. Siew Seng wants
to recover fully first. Depending on his condition, he may play for City
Hall, where he is an assistant sports officer.
Otherwise, he may take up coaching. Siew Seng holds an FAM Advanced
Coaching Certificate (Grade B).
KL coach S. Subramaniam said they have lost a dedicated player while
KLFA secretary K. Rasalingam added Siew Seng's services will not be