SHAH ALAM - In his heyday, footballer Datuk Mokhtar Dahari was a legend for his skill, ability to score superb goals and single-minded will to win.
Even 22 years after his passing, many Malaysians still see him as the personification of all that is good and great in the sport.
Mokhtar was one of the best players in Asia and the best Malaysian footballer in the 1970s.
When he played for Malaysia, our team defeated Asian giants South Korea and Japan.
Now his greatness will be celebrated on the stage with SuperMokh The Musical, a work by Tall Order Productions and Jugra Publication.
The musical, which will be staged at Istana Budaya in Kuala Lumpur from Nov 6 to 18, will tell the life of Mokhtar the football hero, the husband, the father and the friend, as well as unveil the trials he faced on and off the pitch.
SuperMokh The Musical will be co-directed by actor, producer and former model Hans Issac and writer, actor and comedian Harith Iskander. Michael Veerapan is musical director.
The production is under the patronage of the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, who is Mokhtar's biggest fan.