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Ex-Lions’ Goalkeeper Dies at Age 65

Goalkeeper of choice

Lim Chew Peng, Singapore’s former national goalkeeper, passed away at the age of 65 on Sunday afternoon after a short battle with lung cancer. Lim was regarded as the Lions’ “safest pair of hands” during Singapore’s football heydey.

Lim was the first choice for the goalkeeper position throughout the 1970s and was part of the team that helped Singapore bring home the Malaysia Cup in 1977.

After retiring from the national team, Lim went on to coach young goalkeepers at S-League club Tampines Rovers.

Lim began complaining about a cough and loss of appetite a few months ago. He was then warded at Changi General Hospital last month for observation and tests. However, his condition changed drastically and he was then diagnosed with advanced-stage lung cancer.

Lim is survived by his wife, children, and siblings.

Read the full story from the Straits Times here.

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