'Born Again' Muamba expecting baby with wife

Last Updated: Wed, Jan 23, 2013 06:10 hrs

Football's miracle man Fabrice Muamba and his wife Shauna Magunda are expecting a baby, an year after the former Bolton Wanderers midfielder died for around 78 minutes on a football pitch due to cardiac arrest.

Muamba's friends reveal the former footballer and wife Shauna are elated about their second child, due in June, the Sun reports.

Delighted Muamba believes his new baby is a special blessing after the cardiac arrest that forced him to retire from football, the paper further reported.

Muamba and Shauna learned they were expecting their second child just before Christmas, it added.

One of Muamba's friend said the baby is due in June, adding they would have been thrilled anyway but given what happened to Muamba last year, they feel even more blessed and lucky.

The friend further added both Muamba and Shauna were looking forward to 2013 but this makes it more special.

The couple has broken the news to their four-year-old Josh, who is overjoyed at the prospect of a brother or sister.

Muamba retired in August five months after millions of football fans saw him suffer a cardiac arrest while playing against Tottenham in a live TV match.

The midfielder was effectively dead for 78 minutes until medics got his heart started again. (ANI)

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