The former captain of the Indomitable Lions returned to Cameroon on 1 April 2017 under the acclamation of a cheering crowd.
A little thin, hesitant step, but always smiling. Rigobert Song Bahanag returned to his homeland yesterday night. Having left Cameroon in October 2016, after suffering a stroke, Magnan returned to Yaoundé on an Air France flight.
At the international airport of Yaounde-Nsimalen where he landed around 7:40 pm, the atmosphere was special. Several hundred parents, acquaintances and simple admirers have made the trip to wish a good return to the one who remains the idol of a whole people.
Upon arrival at the VIP Lounge of the airport, the jubilation took hold of the people selected to attend this privileged moment. Some members of the family, journalists and the representative Minister of Sports and Physical Education. It was the latter who had the honor of first wishing to welcome the double champion of Africa 2000 and 2002.
Very smiling, Rigobert Song was touched by this gesture of affection. ” What’s going on ? All this crowed is for who? The AFCON trophy has already passed, “he laughed with the media men pointing out that this atmosphere reminded him of the returns after great victories of the national team.
Warmer atmosphere in the large lobby of the airport. Here hundreds of fans gathered spontaneously to chant the “Magnan“, “Magnan” at the sight of Rigo. The latter did him well by going to take a bath crowd. 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.
The current national A’ team coach went on a medical plane about six months ago. It is on both his feet that the former member of the TKC has found his love ones. Again ready to resume his activities as he stressed himself.