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Rigobert Song resumes coaching role with local Cameroon team

Rigobert Song resumes coaching role with local Cameroon team

African Sports
Former Cameroon captain, Rigobert Song, who suffered a brain aneurysm ten months ago, is preparing for his first coaching mission with the home-based national Cameroon side. The local Indomitable Lions are away to Sao Tome and Principe on Saturday in the first leg of the latest round of qualifiers for the African Nations Championship (CHAN) - a tournament which is contested by footballers playing in their own domestic league. Song has called up 20 players for the two-legged tie ."Initially I had no idea about Sao Tome and Principe, but I have done my homework to know their playing style," Song told BBC Sport. "I have prepared my team to help them give their best performance and put our opponents in difficulty". Song resumed his coaching job just months after suffering the br...
Song back from the brink after stroke

Song back from the brink after stroke

African Sports
Former Cameroon captain Rigobert Song is fit again after a narrow brush with death when suffering a stroke in early October, he explained in an interview published by French daily L'Equipe on Saturday. "I'm back from the brink," the former Liverpool and West Ham defender who led Cameroon to back-to-back African Cup of Nations declared. "My blood pressure was up at like 25 and it felt like my head was exploding," he said of his stroke, suffered at his home in Yaounde October 3. "I was lucky to fall on my side and that way when I went down my tongue came out." "My dog started barking and the concierge came up but didn't dare come in. But then a friend showed up and got me help," he explained. The 40-year-old was airlifted to France for specialist treatment after suffering