Former Liverpool star Rigobert Song has been pictured for the first time since suffering a stroke nine weeks ago.
The Cameroon legend, wearing a Southport under-21 shirt, can be seen looking frail but smiling as he sits alongside a friend on a hospital bed.
The 40-year-old fell into a coma for two days back in October after having a cerebral aneurysm at his home in the Odza neighbourhood in Yaounde, Cameroon. The Government is said to have spent about £78,000 on his treatment. Meanwhile, Nigeria’s legend, Rasheed Yekini was mentally/physically ill for several years before finally losing the battle, but no Nigerian Government saw him. Victorious Falcons at the moment are having a sit-in protest over outstanding allowances. Just imagine what other countries will be saying, these are the winners o. Imagine those girls going back home empty handed when their mothers, siblings, extended family members are all expecting to have a fantastic Christmas, Nawa o.
I like the fact that President Buhari is fighting corruption, but you see cases like this that will make Nigeria a mocking tool in the hands of other African countries ought to be quickly addressed, things like this shouldn’t be made public. It makes youths lose hope in Nigeria, it makes them say, well even if we win the whole competition, what will Nigeria do for us. I better go and play for Ghana, other countries. Smh.