Former Bafana star recovering well from stroke


Former Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana star Dumisa Ngobe is recovering well from the after-effects of a stroke suffered last year.

Ngobe who was hospitalised for almost a week says he has made great strides in his recovery.

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"I've always been able to walk, I never struggled that much, while being able to speak is what seems better than before," Ngobo tells

"I don't want to lie to you, each day that goes by I notice some huge improvements in my condition in terms of speech and the way my mind is functioning.

In the beginning, I would tire mentally. I'm even currently at work as I'm speaking to you.

"I also even drive myself, so it has never put me down this thing. It only affected my speech. Even when I left the hospital I was driving myself.

"What I can tell you is there's no such thing as a minor stroke. People have been saying what I've suffered was a minor stroke. But I can tell you a stroke is a stroke. This thing comes like lightning, it strikes unexpectedly."

Ngobe made 32 Bafana Bafana appearances over five years and was also featured at the 2000 Olympic Games.

"I've set myself an October deadline, so I think by end of October I'll be speaking normally, Ngobo added.

"With the progress, I'm making I think everything will be alright."

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