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Muamba makes emotional return to Bolton

posted 3 May 2012, 05:41 by Mpelembe   [ updated 3 May 2012, 05:42 ]

Fabrice Muamba is left in tears by the reception he gets from fans at Bolton after recovering from the cardiac arrest he suffered in an FA Cup game at Tottenham.
An emotional Fabrice Muamba said he would rather be playing than sitting in the stands watching Bolton Wanderers host Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League after receiving a rapturous ovation before kickoff on Wednesday (May 2).

Muamba wiped away tears and waved to fans clapping and chanting his name, 46 days after making a remarkable recovery after suffering a cardiac arrest in a match on March 17.

The 24-year-old Bolton midfielder collapsed in an FA Cup quarter-final against Spurs in London and his

heart stopped working on its own for 78 minutes. He came out of hospital just over two weeks ago.