Aussie goalkeeper dies after being hit by lightning

AN Australian goalkeeper who was struck by lightning during a training session last month has died in hospital.

AAP reports 18-year-old Stefan Petrovski was playing for Malaysian club Malacca United.

He was one of two players to be struck on May 5. 

The Professional Footballers Association of Malaysia confirmed the former Sydney Olympic player's death.

"PFAM is saddened that Stefan Petrovski, has passed away. Our thoughts and condolences are with the family," it tweeted.Of mixed Serbian and Malaysian descent, Petrovski began his career at Sydney Olympic before joining Malacca United when he received his citizenship.

"VALE STEFAN PETROVSKI It is with great sadness that we advise our Olympic son Stefan Petrovski has passed away. RIP," the club posted on Twitter.