Muamba praises God for 'miracle'
Fabrice Muamba has relived the dramatic moment he "died" in front of thousands of stunned football fans.
The Barclays Premier League star's heart stopped beating naturally for 78 minutes after he collapsed in an unconscious heap during Bolton's FA Cup quarter-final at Tottenham on March 17. But the devout Christian, 24, stunned doctors after coming back to life and was fit enough to walk out of hospital just a month after the ordeal. In an interview with The Sun, Muamba revealed he asked God to protect him before the cup clash, which was abandoned after his collapse. Muamba said: "Some one up there was watching over me. What happened to me was really more than a miracle. On the morning of the game I prayed with my father and asked God to protect me - and he didn't let me down. "I 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 over me."