Back-from-brink soccer star visits

Fabrice Muamba
Fabrice Muamba

Retired footballer Fabrice Muamba proved a hit when he visited Doncaster Rovers’ youth team.

The former Bolton midfielder, who collapsed during a game against Tottenham in March 2012 and whose heart stopped for more than an hour, now works for the Professional Footballers’ Association and visited the club’s Cantley Park ground to talk to young players about planning for life after football.

He said: “You always have to have a plan B, as in football you have no idea when your career might end. For me I awoke that morning feeling good as I had been told I was starting for Bolton at Spurs that afternoon.

“Little did I know it would be my last game and that I would remember very little of the day! I have no memory of what happened until I woke up in hospital.”