Cameroonian Ex-Football Legend, Rigobert Song Is Dead?
Former Liverpool, West Ham defender and Cameroon International, Rigobert Song has passed away.
Song, one of the most recognizable faces in African football died at the age of 40 at Yaounde Central Hospital.
Before Song demise, he suffered a stroke on October 3, 2016, and was said to have been making a recovery. News of his death was confirmed on October 7, 2016, days after Cameroonian government officials had given him the all-clear.
Andre Mama Fouda, Cameroon’s health minister, had on October 5, 2016, said after Song left the hospital where he was taken to for cerebral aneurysms, “He leaves conscious. His life is no longer in danger, but he is not out of the woods yet. We hope he recovers soon, and comes back in full form, as we know him to be.”
Another report on October 5, 2016, said Song had opened his eyes following his coma.
Former Cameroon team-mate Samuel Eto’o who earlier tweeted in French: “I wish you courage and a speedy recovery big brother” later tweeted again after hearing the sad news of Song’s demise “sad to hear the demise of my big brother, RIP”.
Song played 137 times for his country, Cameroon and had spells with English clubs West Ham and Liverpool. He has been working as a coach for Cameroon’s football federation following his departure as coach of Chad.