Former Cameroon international Rigobert Song has lifted the lid on his near-death situation sometime last year, describing it as a “very difficult” moment.
The 41-year-old went into coma for two straight days, leading to talks on social media that he had already given up the ghost.
However, he miraculously recovered from the brain aneurysm which sent him into unconsciousness and has now opened up on the entire episode.
The former Indomitable Lions captain believes the kind of support that he received while on admission at the Yaounde Central Hospital means God would have been in trouble had He (God) allowed him (Song) to die.
In an interview with the BBC, the Cameroon legend said: “It was a difficult situation. But now I am living in the present, I don’t live in the past. What is important is that I’m in good health, I’m ok. “… I did not know what was happening to me. I was totally innocent. I did not even know I was fighting between life and death. “But when I came back (out of the coma) that was when I had echoes of what really happened.
”That was when I started understanding that there were people really behind me. Everyone wanted to know what was happening.
“..All those people, they put God in trouble. Because everyone in this situation, they were praying – this is what I keep in my mind – God would have been in trouble! ”Everyone was praying, asking ‘God please don’t do that, don’t take Rigobert’. I say thank-you to everybody for making me come back. I’m coming back, I’m ready now, I’m fit and I’m enjoying my work.”
Song enjoyed a glittering career in his time heydays as a football, making over 130 appearances for Cameroon.
He also lined up for some of Europe’s big clubs, including Liverpool and Galatasaray.