Muamba says the paramedics that saved him are 'angels'

Fabrice pays tribute to paramedics

Fabrice Muamba has paid tribute to the doctors and paramedics who helped save his life.

The former Bolton Wanderers player collapsed suddenly during a match against Tottenham Hotspur in March.

Appearing at a BBC awards ceremony recorded in July, he said his recovery would be a "long process" and praised the paramedics who saved him.

Muamba has just announced his retirement from professional football.

The BBC 999 Awards, celebrating the heroic acts people perform on a daily basis, is broadcast on Thursday 16 August at 8:00pm on BBC One.

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