2, April 2017
Rigobert Song, the former captain of the Indomitable Lions returned to Cameroon yesterday the 1 of April 2017. Not looking very fit and hesitant in his step, Song was welcomed at the Yaounde Nsimalen international airport by a cheering crowd. It was a historic return to his homeland having left Cameroon in October 2016, after suffering a stroke.
Magnan returned to Yaoundé on an Air France flight that landed around 19:40 pm. The atmosphere was special as several hundred people, acquaintances and simple admirers have made the trip to wish a good return to the one who remains the idol of a nation.
Upon arrival at the VIP Lounge of the airport, the jubilation took hold of him and a very smiling Rigobert Song was touched by this gesture of affection. “What’s going on? Is everyone for me? The Africa Cup of Nations trophy has already passed through this airport!! Why are people still here?” Song laughed with the media men pointing out that this atmosphere reminded him of the returns after great victories of the national team.
Hundreds of fans gathered spontaneously and were chanting “Magnan”, “Magnan” at the sight of Rigo under the astonished gaze of his mother. “I thank God, the presidential couple and the Cameroonian people who love him so much. He left like a passenger without a ticket, today he is back on his feet” said Bernadette Song.
By Rita Akana