There is good news about ailing former captain of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon, Rigobert Song who suffered a stroke as a result of cerebral aneurysm on Sunday and lapsed into a coma. He is out of critical danger, breathing by himself and has been flown to Paris, France for further treatment.
Cameroon’s Public Health Minister, Andre Mama Fouda, announced that Song has emerged from the coma but notes that it is not yet all clear for the legendary Cameroon national team, Liverpool FC and Wret Ham FC defender.
“He leaves conscious,” Andre Mama Fouda told media. “His life is no longer in danger, but he is not out of the woods yet. We hope he gets well soon and comes back in full form, as we know him to be.”
Hailing him as a true lion, the Cameroon Football Association (Fecafoot) has also confirmed that Song who has been working as the country’s A-team coach was moved to a new hospital on Tuesday night.
The Cameroon FA tweeted from its Fecafoot Twitter account: “Victim of a stroke, Rigo Song, Lions A coach, was evacuated this evening. Swift recovery to you, the Lion.”
Two photographs emerged of Song on Twitter on Tuesday showing him sitting up in a hospital bed and then being wheeled by medics.
Camfoot, which reported that he had been airlifted to Paris for medical treatment, said Song raised an arm in an attempt to acknowledge well-wishers as he left hospital in Yaounde for the airport, where the specially-chartered medical transport was waiting.
French newspaper, L’Equipe said the 40-year-old had opened his eyes and smiled after coming out of the coma caused by his stroke on Sunday