SAFA’s Technical Director Neil Tovey has suffered a heart attack.
His brother Mark Tovey confirmed the incident adding the former Bafana Bafana captain was in critical condition and doctors were battling hard to stabilise him.
“He suffered a heart attack while training this afternoon (Sunday, 16 October 2016) 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 occurrence and wished the SAFA TD speedy recovery.
This is not the first time the former Bafana Bafana skipper has been hospitalised, as he suffered three heart attacks in 2015.
The 54-year-old had been training on Sunday afternoon when he went into cardiac arrest, according to his brother Mark Tovey.
Tovey made 52 appearances for Bafana Bafana, captaining the national side on 29 occasions.