Cameroon football legend Rigobert song cheats death, returns to homeland, 6 months after suffering stroke

40-year-old ex-Indomitable Lions
international and former Liverpool defender
Rigobert Song has thanked his fans, well
wishers, football community and the
Cameroonian government for the support
and prayers they gave him as he arrived in
his home country from France over the
weekend.
Song, in October 2016, was flown to France
after suffering a brain aneurysm (stroke) for
two days at Yaounde Emergency Centre
before he was flown to Paris for better
medical care.
Song, one of Cameroon’s greatest players of
all times, upon his return to Cameroon
,thanked the country’s fans and President
Paul Biya for the support in the wake of his
six-month medical stay in Europe.
He was met by dignitaries, friends and
family at the Airport, and a smiling and
much recovered song couldn’t hide his joy.
“I’m going to say thank you to the
people, to God and President Paul
Biya and his wife because he did
everything to keep me in a good
way,” Song told reporters on his
arrival at the Yaoundé Nsimalen
Airport.
“And people in Cameroon, I’m going
to tell them ‘thank you’ for everything
they did when I was in my situation.
To come out of a heart issue without
a scar, I am thankful to God and the
Cameroonian people. I am healthy
thanks to the doctors, I underwent
three aneurysm operations.”
“I don’t remember what happened,
but after my situation I’ve seen a lot
of things. People have told me what
happened,” he added.
“So I’m very happy to come back
and I want to say thank you to all the
people. When I opened my eyes the
first reflex was to touch my head and
I realised something was wrong, I
was very far and I thank God for his
mercy,” Song said.

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