Friday February 8, 2013
Ex-girlfriend says footballer returned because of low pay, not break-up
Compiled by WONG PEK MEI, WINNIE YEOH and A. RAMAN
THE former girlfriend of footballer Nazmi Faiz Mansor has denied that his return from Portugal is due to the break-up of their relationship.
Model Tengku Nurshufilla Tengku Shubli, 21, said Nazmi had told her that he wanted to return because he was not happy with the salary paid by SC Beira-Mar football club.
“It is not connected to our relationship.
“He told me two or three months ago (when we were still in a relationship) that he wanted to come back to Malaysia because the salary was low,” she told Utusan Malaysia.
Fans had hoped to see Nazmi, 19, succeed in the European football arena when he signed a contract with SC Beira-Mar.
However, Nazmi decided to return and play in the domestic league and signed a contract with PKNS FC.
His return raised questions over the real reason for ending his contract with SC Beira-Mar.
However, he has kept mum on why he left.
Tengku Nurshufilla said her relationship with Nazmi had ended and they had not been in contact since his return.
> A 14-year-old boy had to quit school to take care of his blind brother and his bedridden mother, reported Harian Metro.
His mother's body is covered with bed sores while maggots were seen on parts of her body.
Rabiah Baser, 56, has been lying in bed since she fell at her home at the Simpang Kuala Flat in Alor Setar last November.
Rabiah said that due to her condition, she had been unable to work to provide for her family.
“I am lucky that I have neighbours who send me porridge and I am grateful that I have my youngest son to take care of me,” she said.
The family has not been able to pay rent and has run up arrears of RM5,000.
As her condition became worse, neighbours called an ambulance and she was taken to the Alor Setar Hospital on Tuesday.
Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital director Datuk Dr Juita Ghazale, who also manages the Alor Setar Hospital, said they were waiting for the blood test report to identify the disease Rabiah was suffering.
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