Neil Tovey in critical condition after suffering heart attack

Safa’s released a statement saying its Technical Director Neil Tovey has suffered a heart attack on Sunday.

Former Bafana Bafana captain and new Safa Technical Director, Neil Tovey. Picture: Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Football Association (Safa) has released a statement in which it says its technical director, Neil Tovey, has suffered a heart attack.

Tovey's brother Mark confirmed the incident, adding the former Bafana Bafana captain was in critical condition and doctors were battling hard to stabilise him.

"He suffered a heart attack while training this afternoon, and was rushed to hospital. We await the doctor's report and the next few hours are going to be critical," said Mark Tovey.

Safa president Dr Danny Jordaan said he was shocked to learn about the occurrence and wished 'Mokoko', as he is known to soccer enthusiasts, a speedy recovery.

Jordaan says, "We trust he will pass through this challenge."