‘God would have been in trouble’ - Rigobert Song reflects on near death encounter

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The former Cameroon international battled with a serious brain issue which nearly led to his death, but believes prayers from fans helped him survive

Rigobert Song has reflected on his near death experience and said had he passed on, ‘God would have been in trouble’.

The former Liverpool defender suffered a brain aneurysm in October 2016 and spent two days in coma, with fears that he could lose his life.

But he said that people's prayer from all over the world was crucial in saving his life.

"It was a difficult situation. But now I am living in the present, I don't live in the past. What is important is that I'm in good health, I'm ok," he told BBC World Football.

"I did not know what was happening to me. I was totally innocent. I did not even know I was fighting between life and death.

"But when I came back [out of the coma] that was when I had echoes of what really happened.

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"That was when I started understanding that there were people really behind me. Everyone wanted to know what was happening.

"All those people, they put God in trouble. Because everyone in this situation, they were praying - this is what I keep in my mind - God would have been in trouble!

"Everyone was praying, asking 'God please don't do that, don't take Rigobert'. I say thank-you to everybody for making me come back. I'm coming back, I'm ready now, I'm fit and I'm enjoying my work.”

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