Former Liberian international Frank Seator passed away

The former Lone Stars striker who made his mark in South-east Asia with Perak FA and a trio of Indonesia clubs passed away on Monday after 'a brief illness'
By Khalis Rifhan

Liberian newspaper Global News Network reported that former Perak FA star striker Frank Jean Seator had passed away on Monday in the Firestone Medical Hospital in Liberia following "a brief illness", but did not elaborate on the cause of death. 

Seator, 37, was a former Liberia national player and was part of the squad for the 2002 African Cup of Nations in Mali and the qualifiers in 2008.

Seator came to prominence in South-east Asia when he put on a brilliant display for Perak after arriving from Tunisian club Esperance Sportive De Tunis in 2003. 

Although Seator had played in other countries such as Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Hungary and Sweden, his best moment was definitely with Perak where he became a fan-favourite.

The former Lone Stars player scored 69 goals for the Seladangs in 77 matches, won the league title in his debut season and clinched the golden boot award in 2004 after scoring 14 league goals. 

Forming a telepathic partnership with Guinean international Keita Mandjou from 2004-06, the duo was the pearl of , then Brazilian coach, Tony Netto's team as they won the Malaysia Cup in 2004 and the Charity Shield in 2005.

Seator played his last game with Perak under Englishman Steve Darby in 2006, winning the Charity Shield, before making the move to Indonesia where he played for Persija Jakarta, Sriwijaya and Persis Solo. 

He then made a return to the Malaysian Super League in 2008, playing in most of their league matches, but only managed to score only three goals.

Seator is fondly remembered by the Perak fans as Booker T (WWE Superstar) due to their similar physiques.