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Tovey suffered first attack playing squash

2015-02-25 13:56
Neil Tovey (File)

Cape Town - Neil Tovey was taken to hospital after suffering a heart attack while playing squash on Tuesday morning.

READ: Tovey in ICU after 3 heart attacks

Tovey and a friend were playing squash when the former Bafana Bafana captain "realised something was wrong" reports African Football.

Tovey's friend then quickly rushed the former Bafana Bafana skipper to a Durban hospital where, under the care of his medical team, Tovey suffered two further heart attacks.

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

According to reports on Tuesday, Tovey had to be repeatedly resuscitated after the attacks.

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.

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

Read the full story on Moshoeu HERE! 

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