South African soccer legend Dumisa Ngobe has opened up about his condition after suffering a stroke during the Easter holidays.
The stroke, which left him hospitalised for a week in his hometown of Emalahleni, has left the former Bafana Bafana star with a speech impediment.
"I just felt my body getting hot and then next thing I couldn’t see properly, following which I was rushed to hospital," Ngobe tells KickOff.com.
"Physically I am fine, and I am grateful to God that my body is still fine though there is discomfort on my right which has affected my speech. People who suffer strokes are usually left in worse conditions than me.
"I was in hospital for seven days. All along I had been in perfect condition, 100 percent without any hint of discomfort whatsoever until the body just started feeling hot out of the blue. As you can hear my challenge for now is talking properly but I am recovering at home now," says the soft-spoken Ngobe.
The 48-year-old has been working for the Emalahleni Local Municipality as a Sports and Recreational Officer.
He was capped 32 times for Bafana Bafana with his club career taking him from Witbank Aces to a brief stint with Kaizer Chiefs before he blossomed at Orlando Pirates, after which he played in Turkey and Asia.
Check out Ngobe and other Bucs legends listed in Jerry Sikhosana's Dream Team