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Tovey: I got a good scare

2015-03-11 08:49
Neil Tovey (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Former Bafana Bafana captain and defender, Neil Tovey, said that he good a "good scare" after a series of heart attacks but is recovering well at home.

Tovey was interviewed by Ballz Radio and told them that he "got a good scare" last month when he suffered multiple heart attacks.

The former national national team captain hinted that a cholesterol build up was the cause of his attacks. 

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The South African football legend praised the work of his doctors and has said that he will continue to rest at home for a couple of weeks and then he will be "back in action".

Tovey revealed that his heart is still healthy and that "no damage was done" because he was admitted to hospital shortly after the attacks but admitted he "was pretty lucky".

The former Kaizer Chiefs star said that he felt his "chest tightened up hugely" whilst playing squash, even after playing for over an hour. Tovey thought about continuing his game but decided to go home - on his way home his hands started tingling and he broke out into "cold sweats" and decided he needed to get to the hospital immediately.

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.

Listen to the full Ballz Radio interview with Neil Tovey here!

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