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Neil Tovey: Brother gives update on condition

2016-10-17 11:52
Neil Tovey (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - After suffering a heart attack, Neil Tovey's brother, Mark, has given an update on the current condition of the former Bafana Bafana captain.

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Sport24 reported that the South African Football Association (SAFA) technical director suffered a heart attack during a Sunday afternoon training session and was rushed to hospital.

After arriving at the hospital, doctors battled to stabilise the 54-year-old and he was reported to be in a 'critical' condition.

Neil Tovey previously suffered from a cardiac arrest in February 2015, but recovered sufficiently enough to accept his post at SAFA.

Mark Tovey said his brother was taken off the respirator last night as the doctors continue to monitor him.

"He's now off it, but I believe only partially," said Mark as quoted by East Coast Radio.

"They're still ascertaining what the damage is to the heart muscle, and any other area - including his lungs, and maybe (the) brain as well."

READ: Well wishes pour in for Neil Tovey

Tovey made 52 appearances for Bafana Bafana, captaining the national side on 29 occasions.

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