Long time coach, mentor dies in tragic helicopter crash
[May 11, 2016 - Harmon, Guam] Members of the local soccer community are reeling from the shocking news that longtime youth coach, volunteer, and a design and project engineer for Guam’s FIFA Goal Projects, Asmuni Abdullah, was part of an entourage in Malaysia involved in a helicopter crash Thursday.
Abdullah, a former youth coach for the Crushers FC, a player for the club’s men’s team, and also an architect formerly with Von Watson & Associates in Guam, was traveling with his wife, Deputy Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Noriah Kasnon, along with four others in a helicopter, traveling from Betong to Kuching during campaigning for the Sarawak state election, Malaysian media reports state.
“We are deeply saddened to hear the news of this tragedy,” said Richard Lai, Guam Football Association President. “Muni was a wonderful friend and colleague to me, in addition to being a staunch supporter of the sport of football and in particular, grassroots development in Guam.