Fabrice Muamba To Attend Bolton Wanderers V Tottenham Hotspur Premier League Clash Tonight

The Huffington Post UK  |  By Posted: 2/05/2012 11:22 Updated: 2/05/2012 11:22

Fabrice Muamba will attend Bolton's Premier League home match with Tottenham this evening.

It will be the 24-year-old's first public appearance since he suffered a cardiac arrest on 17 March in the FA Cup quarter-final match between the two sides.

Muamba, whose heart stopped beating independently for 78 minutes, was discharged from the London Chest Hospital 30 days after he was admitted, having collapsed in the 41st minute of the White Hart Lane fixture.

Bolton manager Owen Coyle confirmed the former England Under-21 international's presence on the club's website.

"We are absolutely delighted that we will be able to welcome Fabrice and his family back to the Reebok," said the Scot.

"It's fitting the match is between these two clubs and he can attend. I know Fabrice is very keen to show his appreciation to both sets of fans for their support."

The midfielder has continued his rehabilitation at his Cheshire home, although it is still not known whether he will play professional football again.

Bolton lie third from bottom in the Premier League relegation zone on 34 points, although a draw tonight will lift them above QPR. A win for Tottenham meanwhile will take them to within a point of fourth-place north London rivals Arsenal in third.

Tottenham and Bolton players react after Muamba collapses:

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  • Tottenham Hotspur's William Gallas reacts on the pitch after Bolton Wanderers' Fabrice Muamba collapses

  • (left-right) Tottenham Hotspur's Carlo Cudicini, Luka Modric and Louis Saha look concerned after Bolton Wanderers' Fabrice Muamba collapses on the pitch and is resusitated by medical staff

  • Tottenham Hotspur's Luka Modric (2nd left), Bolton Wanderers' Ivan Klasnic, referee Howard Webb and manager Bolton Wanderers' manager Owen Coyle look on after Fabrice Muamba collapses on the pitch

  • Tottenham Hotspur's Benoit Assou-Ekotto (left), William Gallas, Carlo Cudicini and manager Bolton Wanderers' manager Owen Coyle look on after Fabrice Muamba collapses on the pitch

  • Tottenham Hotspur's Jermain Defoe, Ryan Nelsen and Luka Modric react after Bolton Wanderers' Fabrice Muamba is carried off on a stretcher

  • Tottenham Hotspur's Jermain Defoe reacts on the pitch after Bolton Wanderers Fabrice Muamba collapses on the pitch

  • Players walk back into the tunnel after the game is abandoned after Bolton Wanderers Fabrice Muamba collapses on the pitch

  • The medical team tend to Bolton Wanderers' Fabrice Muamba as Ryo Miyaichi, Darren Pratley and Dedryck Boyata look on

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