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Ex-Cameroon skipper Rigobert Song in coma

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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.
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.

Yaoundé, Cameroon, Oct 3- 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.

Song was in a coma, the radio reported.

“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.

Song, uncle to former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder Alex Song was named coach of the Chad national team in October last year after spending time deputizing for his native Cameroon.

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