Mowah Sixtus Mbom, Cameroon’s Journalist is reporting that the President of the Confederation of African Football, Cameroonian-born Issa Hayatou is visiting Cameroonian football legend Rigobert Song in Hospital in Paris, France.
We recalled that Song who fainted on October 2nd was flown to France on October 5th for further treatment. CRTV later on 6th October reported the successful operation of Song.
Sixtus writing for Blasting News wrote ” Junior Binyam, Media Director of the Confederation of African Football, told Blasting #News a few minutes ago from the CAF Headquarters in Egypt, that the federation’s president had earlier announced his imminent visit to the media. He, however, noted that he could not provide further details on the visit, as “I am not with him in Paris”.
Cameroon’s Public Health Minister, Andre Mama Fouda, had earlier in a statement to journalists in Yaounde, stated that the fact that government sent the player to be treated abroad is not an indication that local medical doctors are incompetent- Sixtus reported
Government disbursed the sum of 48 million CFA for the said treatment. This brought a lot of argument and exchanges online.
BaretaNews in an editorial wrote in parts: “Some people have truthfully argued thatSong throughout his rich career could have amassed enough wealth.Some say he should have secured insurance which could take care of the situation, not the government spending taxpayers’ money.Some have questioned the treatment Jean Paul Akono (former national team coach) received from the hands of the government after suffering a similar situation. Why should the government have such money and not use it to invest in hospitals across the nation instead?”
It should be recalled that Song is the Indomitable Lion’s longest serving captain and currently one of the managers of the Niger national team. He celebrated at home and abroad by fans of the national team and European football clubs including England’s Liverpool and West Ham- Sixtus concluded.
We of this platform wish Song a speedy recovery.
God is still saying something.