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Former Liverpool defender Rigobert Song in a coma after suffering stroke

The 40-year-old former Cameroon captain is reportedly fighting for his life.

Song with Arjen Robben of the Netherlands at the 2010 World Cup.
Song with Arjen Robben of the Netherlands at the 2010 World Cup.
Image: EMPICS Sport

FORMER LIVERPOOL DEFENDER Rigobert Song, the ex-captain of Cameroon’s national side,is in a coma after suffering a stroke.

Cameroon’s state radio reported that 40-year-old Song, who also played for West Ham United, Metz and Lens in France and Galatasaray in Turkey, was rushed to a nearby hospital from his Yaounde home on Sunday after suffering a cerebral aneurysm.

Former Liverpool defender Rigobert Song, 40, the ex-captain of Cameroon’s national side, was in a coma Monday after suffering a stroke.

Cameroon’s state radio reported that Song, who also played for West Ham United, Metz and Lens in France and Galatasaray in Turkey, was rushed to a nearby hospital from his Yaounde home on Sunday after suffering a cerebral aneurysm.

The report added that Song is in a coma.

Soccer - FA Carling Premiership - Liverpool v Chelsea Song during his Liverpool days. Source: EMPICS Sport

“I wish you lots of courage and a speedy recovery,” former Cameroon team-mate Samuel Eto’o said in a Facebook post.

Song, capped 137 times, played in four World Cup finals and a record eight African Nations Cups as well as winning Olympic gold in 2000.

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