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Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Fabrice Muamba retires from football at 24

Fabrice Muamba, for those who don't remember or know him, is the Bolton Wanderers midfielder who collapsed during a match ion the 17th of March this year, and his heart then stopped beating for 78 minutes. He spent four weeks in the hospital and doctors said his recovery was a miracle. Five months after the incident, he has been advised to quit football for good. Find the statement he released today after the cut...


Since suffering my heart attack and being discharged from hospital, I have remained utterly positive in the belief I could one day resume my playing career and play for Bolton Wanderers once again.
As part of my on-going recovery, last week I travelled to Belgium to seek further medical advice from a leading cardiologist. But the news I received was obviously not what I had hoped it would be and it means I am now announcing my retirement from professional football. While the news is devastating, I have much to be thankful for. I thank God that I am alive and I pay tribute once again to the members of the medical team who never gave up on me.
I would also like to thank everyone who has supported me throughout my career and the Bolton fans who have been incredible. I am blessed to have the support of my family and friends at this time."
I love the game and count myself very lucky to have been able to play at the highest level.

43 comments:

Anonymous said...

So touching,God bLess him and keep him alive...

Anonymous said...

Lucky him! He should count his blessings and quickly get a degree or invest his money on something that will help him for the rest of his life. I know alot of young boys that never made it out of the football field....and to them I say... RIP!!!

Anonymous said...

Eiyaa.....so sad 4 him, so wat wud he do nw, cos most of all dis players no finish or even go schl

emmanuel uyouko said...

I tot as much dat he won't make it again. Such a young, great n promising star

Ohiozei Obaseki said...

wow thats so sad thought
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Mamman Haruna said...

God knows the best for any man, you are still young Fabrice. Another career awaits you.

ATK PRINCE said...

I love the game too, I know it's so difficult to believe but God knows better. To God be the Glory for you are alive today making those statements.

Anonymous said...

BIKO, THIS MAN IS NOT 24, WHICH KAIN LIE BE THIS NOW?

bulls_eye said...

This almost made me cry. I feel your pain dear. But like you said, thank God for d gift of life. I pray you find a new and fulfilling purpose in life.

Sirikenna said...

too bad his carrer was cut short @ a tenda age. Truth be told, his retirement is coming a little bit late. Was suprised wen he was nuturing a return back to football. His surgeons shud be well rewarded. Dis brings me to d question on d mouths of nigerians; if he had collapsed in nigeria, what wud have happened? He wudnt have gotten d neccessary attention needed. His family members would have been asked to pay deposit before treatment commences. Hu knows, he wud have died

Anonymous said...

Wise decision. Wish u all the best in life.

Princess of Zion said...

Wow! At just 24! That must be extremely devastating! I pray he will find peace in this and his health will get better with each passing day!

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Ahdaisy Jayde said...

ehyaaa...God will help him sha...some desperados would have continued until they died... Abeg, Thank God for the gift of life...you can make more money later...

Anonymous said...

Dats a wise decision. May God keep keeping you.

Anonymous said...

We will miss u Fabrice but like u said, u have a lot to be thankful for!

Anonymous said...

my dear tank God u survived if na naija footballer dey wud throw caution to d wind nd die on d field , health is wealth not moni jare .

Anonymous said...

Omo see statement release as e sweet....Naija should learn abeg (˘̯˘ )


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Nekky said...

oh my!! dis is so so sad. at 24,he should be @ d peak of his career not retiring buh its for his own good. he can go into other things that have to do with footie like coaching, consultancy, etc. i can only imagine how he's feeling right now. all in all, i thank God for sparing his life cos he died for 78mins. dear Fabrice, your life was spared for a purpose and God will surely help you in achieving that purpose. AMEN

Jobs Nigeria said...

Goodluck Fabrice, the incident was unfortunate. Good luck in your future careers. Once a Gooner is always a Gooner!

sexy22 said...

he is 24! LAIR!its sad he is quitting football, but he wasn't really that great though, doubt he will be missed... sorry for being so blunt linda...

Chikaka said...

Life is the most important thing. Thank God for life.

IMMACULATE said...

THANK GOD HE MADE IT AT LAST BECAUSE EVEN ON HIS SICK BED, HE HAVE DECIDED THAT HE IS NOT GOING BACK TO FOOTBALL. TO GOD BE THE GLORY, HE SHOULD CARRY ON WITH HIS LIFE,

Critical observer said...

miracles happen everyday..


I like the part he said "i thank God I am alive"


Awesome God!

Anonymous said...

Thank God for u. Maybe one day, u'll play again.

Anonymous said...

dont worry Fabrice, when there is life, there is hope. thank God for life.

Sirikenna said...

u've refused to paste my previous comment

Adele said...

Awww... Everything does indeed happen for a reason Fabrice. I'm sure God has a far better plan and purpose for your life.

I recently watched an interview he did on CNN and he was talking about how his faith pulled him through and how it is a miracle from God that he is alive today. He also talked about what an awesome testimony and witness it would be to the power of God, if after this he still returned to playing professional football.

That may not happen now Fabrice but do not let your faith falter, because there is something so much bigger and better that God wants to use in your life as a witness and testimony to draw the unsaved to Him.

Anonymous said...

This brought tears to my eyes....wish him the best.

Nuff Said!!!

Anonymous said...

wish him all the best.

Anonymous said...

I remembered hw i prayed 4 him dt fateful nite,i wz filled wt emotions nd wz praising God when i heard he survived it.God has kept u 4 a reason and wl surly pave another way 4 u,jst look un2 Him.bst wishes son.

Critical observer said...

princess of zion!!!!!!!

Mojisola Alausa said...

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Olanrewaju said...

U av notin 2 say dan 2 glorify his name in ur lyf,wen dere is lyf dere is hope,lov u.

Anonymous said...

Its L-I-A-R... Oya start spelling it until you get it right!

naya said...

Thank God for his life!

Futo girls said...

Lucky him. if you ask me. Time to look for another vocation.

rayenter10ment.com said...

E'ya.... I feel your pain bro. It time to kall it quit sha. I know from your heart this is not the right time to quit, you would still love to have some playing time, But just be grateful God save your life.

Hrm paul Ojeih said...

fab-rice thank god sAy u survive kindly get across to kanu make im tell u how to fix appointment come see T.b JOSHUA IT IS WELL JUST COM TO NIGERIA AND C HIM U GO PLAY BAL;L AGAIN WALAHI AS LONG AS U ARE READY TO WASH PLATE AND CARS IN THE SYNAGOGUE AT LEAST DAN THE BULL aMOKACHI DO AM

freebike7 said...

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Anonymous said...

78 minutes.... WOW.

In the medical world, an hour plus without oxygenated blood reaching the brain can be totally devastating. He could have experienced severe neurological damage, paralysis, organ failure and more. That Muamba can release this statement is a miracle in itself.

God definitely preserved his life because he had better plans for him. I hope he realizes that and uses his life to serve Him and Him alone.



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Anonymous said...

Aww, so sad he has to quit. Sha, thank God for life. People, he is 24yrs and had good grades in GCSE, so could go further his studies.

eji said...

wish him well.

Anonymous said...

I knew a dull animal would have sometin stupid to say!

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