FEU mourns death of footballer Kieth Absalon

Published June 7, 2021, 3:40 PM

by Gabriela Baron

The Far Eastern University (FEU) expressed its grief at the tragic death of its football player, Kieth Absalon.

Kieth Absalon (UAAP media)

Absalon, 21, and his cousin, Nolven Absalon died in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Masbate City on Sunday morning, June 6.

“The FEU Tamaraw Community is deeply saddened by the passing of Kieth Absalon of the FEU Men’s Football Team. Kieth started his football journey with FEU as 13 years old, 7th grader in 2013 and became one of the best high school players in UAAP football history,” FEU wrote on its Facebook page on Sunday.

The University also recognized Absalon’s contribution to the school and country as a football player.

Absalon won multiple Midfielder of the Year awards and was named Most Valuable Player of University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 78. He also became a six-time UAAP champion in high school football.

He also competed in the 2018 AFF Championship in Indonesia as a member of the Under 19 Philippine team.

“Kieth’s toughness on the field and constant smiles of it will truly be missed by his brothers in the men’s football team and the entire FEU community,” it added.