“It wasn’t due to connections” – Terengganu FC’s Shukur Jusoh announces his retirement from heartbreaking post

Terengganu FC midfielder Abdul Shukur Jusoh has announced his retirement at the age of only 31.

At 31, who many would think too young to stop playing professionally, Terengganu FC midfielder Abdul Shukur Jusoh has announced his retirement.

He revealed his decision in an outspoken and heart-wrenching social media post.

“Praise Allah, who gave me a long career in football. I apologize that my participation was a nuisance and a horror for many. If the sight of me playing had made you lather in your mouth, I beg your pardon.

“My involvement in sport was never based on personal relationships. My late father and mother never even came to see me play because they didn’t really support my passion. I only kept doing it because I felt I had the talent. even as a boy.

“I never expected to generate such intense resentment, and I hope I never get anyone to hate me again. I pray to Allah that those who deplore me will end up working alongside me in the future, so that they can see for themselves that I have never been the kind of player who relies on relationships or who asks ‘coach to move forward. Thank you all. “

The Terengganu native started his professional career in the now defunct Harimau Muda in 2008, before embarking on his first stint with the Turtles in 2011 and 2012. He then left for Selangor, ATM and Felda United, before joining Terengganu. . in 2017. It was his second visit, which would end up being the last, which led him to hang up his boots.

Shukur (left) plays for Selangor. Iimages and Cornerflag

GoalThe occasional browsing of the club’s social media posts in the weeks leading up to the Malaysian international’s decision prompted comments from fans who implied he had only been retained in the squad because of his connections individual. The veracity of these passive-aggressive accusations is unknown.