Fabrice Muamba with fiancee Shauna Magunda, who has urged fans to pray for the Bolton star to recover
Fabrice Muamba with fiancee Shauna Magunda, who has urged fans to pray for the Bolton star to recover

Bolton Wanderer's midfielder Fabrice Muamba remains in critical condition, after suffering a cardiac arrest during the FA Cup quarter-final against Tottenham on Saturday. His fiancé, Shauna Magunda, has called for fans and concerned people to pray for his recovery.

"God is in control. Please keep @fmuamba in ur prayers xx," Magunda tweeted, adding, "For all your messages of love thank u so much. Where there is life there is hope xx." Meanwhile, words of support from all across the world continue to flow in.

"Fabrice's family have asked me to pass on their thanks for the many, many kind messages of support from not only Bolton fans but also fans from clubs across the country and abroad," Bolton manager Owen Coyle was quoted as saying in a Reuters report.

"All our thoughts and prayers are for Fabrice and his family at this time. The family would also like to thank the media for respecting their privacy at this time," Coyle added.

Muamba, who was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, joined Bolton from Birmingham City in 2008, in a deal worth over £5m and has made 130 league appearances for the Premier League club.

He has a 3-year-old son - Joshua - and he was engaged to his girlfriend, Shauna Magunda, on Valentine's Day.