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Tovey 'feeling much better'

2015-02-26 09:06

Cape Town - Former Bafana Bafana captain Neil Tovey confirmed that he is "feeling much better" after suffering a series of heart attacks.

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Read: Tovey to be moved from ICU by the end of the week

Tovey suffered the first, of three, heart attack while playing squash with a friend in Durban. Tovey was then quickly rushed to a local hospital where, under the care of his medical team, Tovey suffered two further heart attacks.

Tovey took to Twitter to thank concerned fans for their support:

Tovey is expected to be moved out of the ICU ward "in the next day or so".

With football clearly still on his mind, the 52-year-old legend of South African football, retweeted a message of support for the Amajimbos after they qualified for the African Youth Championship final by beating Nigeria 1-0 on Wednesday.

Tovey won over 50 caps for the national side and was as a star for Kaizer Chiefs from 1990-1999.

He later coached numerous PSL sides after retiring from the playing arena, including Mamelodi Sundowns, AmaZulu and Black Aces.

Tovey currently works as a commentator and TV analyst for SuperSport

This news comes after reports earlier this week that John "Shoes" Moshoeu is fighting for his life in Johannesburg hospital.

Read the latest news on John "Shoes" Moshoeu HERE!

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