English footballer Frabrice Muamba from Botlon Wanderers has finally given up on his battle to return to fitness and play football again after suffering a Cardiac Arrest on the football pitch during a game against Tottenham last March.
The heroic 25-year-old warmed the hearts of the footballing world when he recovered from a seriously life threatening lapse of the heart, when it stopped beating for 78 minutes. Amazingly he recovered and got himself back to full health after spending a month in hospital.
Muamba was intent on coming back to football and was devastated to announce his official retirement from the game. It is said that after a visit to Belgium to see a cardiac arrest expert, he delivered Muamba the sad news that forced him to decide to retire. Although the details are not fully known of what the news was, it is assumed that it will be a danger for the player to return to the sport again.
Bolton supporters, the medical team, and Tottenham supporters all did their bit to offer help on that tragic day in March and have all received heavy praise for their actions on the day, which helped save his life.
It's sad news that will devastate everybody in football including Bolton manager Owen Coyle who paid tribute to the former England youth international stating that he is a fighter and will succeed in whatever he chooses to do now.
Muamba has an incredible heart warming story, whilst growing up he moved from his native war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo when he was 11-years-old to pursue an education in London gaining 10 GCSE's and 3 A-Levels.
His talents as a footballer were picked up by Arsenal, who took him on in the youth ranks.
A footballing career that has ended far too soon, but Muamba and his family are thankful that he still has his life, which is the most important aspect here.747003