Former Bafana captain Neil Tovey in critical condition after suffering heart attack

Former Kaizer Chiefs defender Neil Tovey during Theodore 'Ted' Dumitru's memorial service held at Ellis Park Arena on June 02, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)
Former Kaizer Chiefs defender Neil Tovey during Theodore 'Ted' Dumitru's memorial service held at Ellis Park Arena on June 02, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Former Bafana Bafana captain and South African Football Association (Safa) Technical Director Neil Tovey is in critical condition after suffering a heart attack on Sunday.

The 54-year-old African Nations Cup-winning captain  suffered the heart attack while in training back home in Durban on Sunday afternoon and was rushed to a hospital in Hillcrest.

His brother Mark Tovey confirmed the incident in a statement issued by Safa on Sunday night  and said the former Kaizer Chiefs and AmaZulu player was in a critical condition. Doctors are struggling to stabilize him.

“He suffered a heart attack while training this afternoon and was rushed to hospital. We await the doctor’s report and the next few hours are going to be critical,” said Mark Tovey.

SAFA President Dr Danny Jordaan said he was shocked to learn about the incident and wished Tovey a speedy recovery.

“We trust he will pass through this challenge," Jordaan said.

Tovey, who also works as an analyst for pay channel Supersport, was appointed Safa Technical Director in June last year and was

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