Bolton Wanderers has attributed his miraculous recovery to the power of prayer. The midfielder collapsed last month in an FA Cup quarter-final game against Spurs, and he reveals he cannot explain what happened as he collapsed.
“That was it. Blackness, nothing. I was dead,” he said.
The 24-year-old also revealed that he had prayed for God’s protection before the game.
one up there was watching over me. What happened to me was really more
than a miracle,” he said. “On the morning of the game I prayed with my
father and asked God to protect me – and he didn’t let me down.
am walking proof of the power of prayer. For 78 minutes I was dead and
even if I lived was expected to have suffered brain damage. But I’m very
much alive and sitting here talking now. Some one up there was watching
Muamba insists he was very fit before the game in which he collapsed to the turf just after 41 minutes.
wasn’t normal dizziness – it was a kind of surreal feeling like I was
running along inside someone else’s body,” Muamba said.
“I had no
pain whatsoever. No clutching at my chest or tightness like you see when
people have heart attacks in movies. Just an odd feeling that’s
impossible to explain. Then I started to see double. It was almost like a
The former Arsenal man also revealed a three-inch scar on
his chest where doctors inserted a zapper to restart his heart if it
ever stops again. He however tried to recount the moment it happened.
just felt myself falling through the air and then felt two big thumps
as my head hit the ground in front of me then that was it. Blackness,
nothing. I was dead.”
“It was pure chance that Dr Deaner was in
the crowd that day. I owe him everything. He is the reason I have been
able to hold my baby son again and continue my life.”