Wednesday 17 January 2018

Muamba pours heart out as year ends in marriage

Fabrice Muamba. Photo: Getty Images
Fabrice Muamba. Photo: Getty Images

Anthony Barnes

Miracle footballer Fabrice Muamba enjoys the wedding day it appeared he would never see after he lay "dead" on a football pitch.

The former Bolton Wanderers star tied the knot with Shauna Magunda in an emotional ceremony watched by Premier League players such as Robin Van Persie and Jason Roberts.

Muamba and his new bride are pictured in the new edition of 'Hello!' magazine accompanied by Manchester United striker Van Persie and his wife Bouchra.

The couple married a week ago -- just seven months after Muamba collapsed on the pitch when his heart stopped as Bolton played Tottenham Hotspur, leaving him technically dead for 78 minutes.

He amazed medics by pulling through, although his playing days are now behind him.

Muamba (24), told the magazine: "This year has been a difficult one but, to me, marriage is the happy ending."

Among guests was one of the men who saved his life, Dr Sam Mohiddin from the London Chest Hospital. He said: "Seven months ago this day was completely inconceivable."

Other players who shared their joy were ex-United star Andrew Cole and Muamba's Bolton teammates Stuart Holden and Martin Petrov.

The happy couple's three-year-old son Joshua was pageboy for the ceremony.

Irish Independent

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