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University to award Bolton's Muamba honorary degree

The midfielder, whose heart stopped for 78 minutes after he collapsed in March, will be honoured by the University of Bolton.

He will be awarded the doctorate to celebrate the medical staff who saved his life, the university said.

"Fabrice is an exceptional young man in his own right but he will receive his honorary doctorate to celebrate and recognise the work of the teams who rushed to his aid," said the university's vice chancellor Prof George Holmes.

The player said: "I am very humbled to accept it on behalf of all the amazing men and women who combined to save my life, the paramedics and medical teams of Bolton Wanderers and Tottenham, ambulance personnel, and of course the consultants, doctors and nurses at the London Chest hospital.

"My family and I owe them all so much."

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