5, April 2017
The former captain of the Indomitable Lions, Rigobert Song has announced that he would be paying a visit to Southern Cameroons to thank the people of the North West and South West regions for praying for healing when he suffered a stroke. The announcement came as more Francophone troops are being deployed to Southern Cameroons. The plan by “Magnan” as he is popularly referred to was made public by state radio and television on the Tuesday 5 PM news bulletin. A spokesperson for the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium contacted by Cameroon Concord News has condemned the move stating that it was orchestrated by the presidency of the republic.
“Rigobert Song recently returned from France where he received medical care paid for by the Cameroon tax payer on October 2, 2016. He needs time with his family and friends not travelling to the Anglophone regions” noted an operations manager of the Consortium based in Buea.
“Magnan” as his compatriots affectionately call him revealed that he would like to meet the people of the two Anglophone regions to thank them for having prayed for healing. Since his arrival in Cameroon, on Saturday, April 1, 2017, the former Lion has made multiple declarations. He was at the Yaoundé Emergency Center (CURY), which hosted him after his stroke occurred while at his home in Yaoundé on 2 October 2016.
A thanksgiving ceremony was then scheduled for Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at the Yaoundé Sports Complex in honor of the one who wore the captain’s armband for the senior lions for nearly ten years. All these events organized around the return of Rigobert Song in Cameroon are not to the taste of all Cameroonians.
“The announcement of his trip to Southern Cameroons has now revealed that Song is indeed a pro Biya comedian. I think he should condemn the rapes, killings and abductions currently going on in Anglophone Cameroon before coming here,” hinted Charles Enow Ebai who supports the Consortium and advocates an independent state for West Cameroon.
Many have wondered aloud why Song who made millions from football could appear cheap by showering praises on Biya and wife for footing his hospital bills. “I owe a lot to President Paul Biya and his wife. They took all the burdens to save my life, “he said.
By Sama Ernest