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Neil Tovey recovering well from the third heart-attack

South African Football Association Technical Director, Neil Tovey, continues to make progress in his recovery from a recent heart-attack.

Tovey was admitted to a Durban hospital on the weekend. While it was initially reported that the Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana legend had been in a critical condition in hospital.

Mark Tovey‚ Neil’s older brother‚ said the Safa Technical Director has made steady improvement over the past few days.

“He is now able to sit on his own‚ walks unaided and from where I am seated‚ I must say we are really in good space as opposed to the beginning of this week‚” Mark said in a statement issued by Safa.

Tovey said his younger brother still faces a lot of rehabilitation work before he can get back to his feet,But the signs are very encouraging.

The former Bafana captain suffered a heart attack on Sunday afternoon while training and was rushed to hospital where he was placed in intensive care unit.

South Africans from all walks of life have sent messages of support to the Tovey family and Mark said they are thankful for the goodwill gesture and prayers.

Tovey won over 50 caps for Bafana and was captain when SA won its only African Nations Cup title in 1996.

Tovey‚ who also works as an analyst for pay SuperSport channel ‚ was appointed Safa Technical Director in June last year and was given a five-year contract to help take South African football back to its former glory


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