Former national footballer Santokh Singh (picture) will play in the Veterans International Football Club (IFC) tournament in Kuala Lumpur next week.
"I was treated for an infection at Kuala Lumpur Hospital for two weeks. I am now recuperating at home in Setapak with family members," he told Bernama, Thursday.
Santokh who was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of HKL in November last year said doctors had yet to identify the cause of his illness.
The 58 year-old defender was a member of the successful 70s Malaysian football squad which include the late Mokhtar Dahari, R.Arumugam and Soh Chin Aun.
Santokh and veterans Ho Hon Seong, Yap Kam Choon, Wong Choon Wah and K. Kannan were at a press conference for the Veterans International Football Club (IFC) tournament at Kelab Aman here on March 13.
He will play for one of 12 local veterans teams. Three foreign veterans football teams will also take part in the tournament.
"I am now fully retired and will no longer hold coaching programmes," said a cheerful Santokh.