Stroke has really chosen to take up residence in the den of the old indomitable Lions of football.
After trying in vain to take Rigobert Song Bahanag (hospitalized for one week at the Pitie-Salpetriere in France), stroke, dubbed the silent killer, managed to take Luc Mbassi Effengue. This former footballer aged about sixty years, one of the most talented of his generation, died Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the hospital of the National Social Insurance Fund (CNPS) in Yaounde.
Before this latest attack, he has long suffered from other diseases. To those who met him shortly before his death, he declared that his health was improving. He was about to resume coaching activities when death surprised.
The legendary former player of Tonnerre de Yaounde, Mbassi Luke was of the workforce who won in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, the title of African Champion in 1984. It was the first continental title for the Indomitable Lions. Luc Mbassi is the third player in that group of 1984 that disappears after the defender Charles Toubé and Captain Theophile Abéga.