Ajax Amsterdam star Abdelhak Nouri has awoken from a coma after two years and nine months.
The latest development is being celebrated across social media at a time when the world is battling the Coronavirus, which has claimed thousands of lives.
Nouri suffered a cardiac arrhythmia attack in July 2017 in a friendly against German side Werder Bremen in Austria, causing him to collapse on the pitch.
Doctors warned Nouri’s family that the Dutchman would never fully recover after he was permanently brain damaged in the incident.
Nouri’s brother Abderrahim told Dutch TV show De Wereld Draait Door: “He has not been home very long, we take care of him there now. I must say that since he is at home it is going much better than before in the hospital.
“He is aware of where he is, he is back in a familiar environment with his family.”
By Tiyani wa ka Mabasa