The Nigeria Football Federation has remained in touch with former international goalkeeper Peter Rufai, who slumped on Monday night and was hospitalized in Lagos.
Bruce Rufai, brother of the two-time FIFA World Cup star, told NFF General Secretary, Musa Amadu on Wednesday morning that 'Dodo Manyana’had regained consciousness and returned home from hospital.
“We wish to, on behalf of the entire Nigeria football family, wish Peter a very quick recovery so that he can get back on his feet and return to a normal life,” said Amadu.
Amadu added: “We are very concerned about Peter’s situation. He did so much for our dear country as a player and remains one of the true legends of the Nigeria game. He is also the Coordinator of our U-23 National Team.
“The NFF was in touch with Peter to console him on the death of his mother when this incident happened.”
Rufai, who won 62 caps for the Nigerian senior team, was first choice when the Super Eagles lifted the African Cup of Nations for the first time on away soil (Tunisia, 1994) and was also first choice at the 1994 and 1998 FIFA World Cup finals.