Cameroon’s Rigobert Song unconscious, hospitalised

Cameroon’s Rigobert Song unconscious, hospitalised


One of the legends of Cameroon’s football and former captain of the senior national team, the Indomitable Lions, Rigobert Song is currently unconscious in a Cameroonian hospital after suffering a cerebral attack.

A report by his family member to BBC made it known that the former international, immediately after the attack, was taken to Yaounde Central Hospital.

Meanwhile, the hospital’s Emergency Centre director said Song will be flown to France for further treatment.
It would be recalled that Song played 137 times for his country and had spells with English clubs Liverpool and West Ham.

He has been working as a coach for Cameroon’s football federation following his departure as Chad coach.

Song played for the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon between 1993 and 2010 and played in a record eight African Cup of Nations tournaments. He captained his country in five of those competitions.

He also holds the record for most consecutive games played in the tournament with 35 first team games as well as the record for the most capped player for Cameroon with 135 appearances.