Former Liverpool defender, Cameroon’s Rigobert Song fighting for life after stroke. #rigobertsong

The former Liverpool, West Ham United and Cameroon defender Rigobert Song is reportedly fighting for his life after being rushed to hospital in Yaounde.

The 40-year-old is the uncle of former Arsenal, West Ham United and Charlton Athletic midfielder Alex.

Song, currently the head coach of Chad’s senior national team, is in a critical condition after suffering from a cerebral aneurysm.

The football world was quick to unite in support of the popular ex-player, who won more than 100 caps for Cameroon.

Fellow Cameroonian Samuel Eto’o posted a picture of Song with the caption: “I wish you a lot of courage and a speedy recovery big brother!”

Jamie Carragher, Stan Collymore and Robbie Fowler also posted messages of sympathy in the wake of the news, while Liverpool tweeted a message of support from the club’s official account on Monday morning. (The Guardian)

A member of Song’s family told a BBC reporter in Cameroon that he was unconscious.

Former team-mates of his have been sending their best wishes:

Samuel Eto’o tweeted in French: “I wish you courage and a speedy recovery big brother.”

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