Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Vale Ibrahim 'Ibro' Cahut (31 07 1966 - 05 09 2020)

Photo:  Ibro Cahut at a Glenorchy Knights game at KGV Park in July this year [PlessPix]

Ibrahim ‘Ibro’ Cahut, who played for Croatia Glenorchy and in the former National Soccer League, passed away in Hobart last weekend aged 54.

As a teenager, Ibro was intent on becoming a professional footballer and was one of only a few Tasmanians at the time to make it interstate.

His achievements were probably not truly recognised in his home State.

Ibro lived and worked in Queensland and Papua New Guinea and recently returned to Tasmania from Vanuatu.

He was appointed coach of Glenorchy Knights in 2016 when he first returned to the State, but work responsibilities ended his tenure before the season even began and Franco Previdi was appointed to replace him.

Ibro played in the National Soccer League, the forerunner of the A-League, for Wollongong City and Brisbane United in the early 1990s.

He was a defender and made 82 NSL appearances and scored one goal.

His professional career ended with Brunswick Pumas, for whom he played 18 games in the 1993-94 season.

Ibro’s father, Veibi, was a prominent player with Croatia Glenorchy in the 1960s.


Anonymous said...

Condolences to his family.
RIP Ibro.

Darren Bacon said...

So sad , way to young. RIP Ibro