Danny Jordaan leads SAFA officials on visit to visit recovering Neil Tovey after heart attack
Posted: 2 November 2016 Time: 16:31
SAFA president Danny Jordaan today led a delegation comprising most of the SAFA KwaZulu-Natal leadership to see Neil Tovey, who is recovering from a serious heart attack.
The SAFA technical director suffered a heart attack on Sunday, 16 October while taking a routine exercise and was rushed to hospital where he was placed in an intensive care unit.
His unbelievable recovery has been described by all and sundry as a miracle.
“We are glad to see you in this condition; your recovery has been remarkable. We never thought we would be talking to you and you welcoming us like this so early. This has been like a miracle in motion and I want to thank everyone from your wife, family and everyone for standing by you in your hour of need,” remarked the SAFA president.
Jordaan then briefed Tovey about the latest football issues, including developments at SAFA and nationally.
“Don’t worry about returning to work urgently, everything is in order. Take your time, don’t rush things, we want you to fully recover and be in great condition. That is what we want from you,” added Jordaan.
An emotional Tovey said he was touched by the visit: “I want to thank everyone for the great support, especially the SAFA president, his executive, the SAFA office and the South African public.
“I was not in good condition when the ordeal happened but through your goodwill and prayers I am here with you. The support has been amazing,” said Tovey.
The former Bafana Bafana captain said he was also thankful that the sport he played in the past helped him in this remarkable recovery.
“Even my doctor was amazed at how fast I pulled through but my wife has really helped me through all this. She is strict and has requested me to stay away from any demanding schedules, including the sports I love,” he laughed.