Legendary Cameroonian footballer Rigobert Song is said to be fighting for his life after suffering from a stroke sometime yesterday.

The 40 year old was rushed to hospital in Yaounde Cameroon, and is now said to be in a coma.

Song recently left the head coach position at the Chad national team and has been working with the Cameroon football federation; during his playing career he spent time in the Premier League playing for West Ham and Liverpool. He is the uncle of former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder Alex Song.

Liverpool and Samuel Eto’o were among the people who paid tribute to the legend on social media

Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.