Former Cameroon Defender Rigobert Song Fighting For His Life After Stroke

Former Liverpool, West Ham United and Cameroon defender Rigobert Song is reportedly fighting for his life after being rushed to hospital in the country’s capital Yaoundé following a stroke.
Song who is currently the head coach of Chad’s senior national team is in a critical condition after suffering from cerebral aneurysm, The Guardian reports. The football world was quick to unite in support of the 40-year-old popular ex-player, who won more than 100 caps for Cameroon. Fellow Cameroonian Samuel Eto’o posted a picture of Song with the caption: “I wish you a lot of courage and a speedy recovery big brother!” Liverpool’s Official Twitter site also offered its support, alongside numerous ex-players. Song was one of Gerard Houllier’s first signings as Liverpool manager in 1999, having started his professional career at French side Metz. He became somewhat of a cult figure after his £2.7 million move making 35 appearances for the Merseyside club before joining West Ham United in 2000.

Song is the uncle of former Arsenal, West Ham United and Charlton Athletic midfielder Alex Song.