Report Says Cameroon Skipper Song Is Dead

Former Cameroon international Rigobert Song has been reported dead after suffering from cerebral attack.

He was said to have passed away after the 40-year-old became “unconscious” and was taken to Yaounde Central Hospital where he passed away, a family member confirmed.

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.

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 again “sad to hear the demise of my big brother, RIP”.

Known for his defensive skills, Song usually plays as a centre back but could also operate at right back.

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