Cameroon captain Rigobert Song has to sneak out of a bank, after a close encounter with a bunch of angry Lions fans.
Cameroonian captain Rigobert had a narrow escape after an encounter with an irate mob outside a bank in Yaounde.
The Lens central defender had entered the Standard Chartered Bank for some financial transactions only to realise that a mob has gathered outside waiting for him.
Detecting the people’s fury, thanks to the diligence of the bank’s security guards, Song managed to sneak out through the back door.
He immediately escaped from the fuming crowd in a hired taxi.
It was only after the cab has sped off that fans were told that he was no longer in the bank.
The angry Indomitable Lions’ fans that gathered outside the bank told journalists that they wanted to lynch captain Song.
One of them explained that: « He is too arrogant and snobbish by not caring to explain why the Lions performed so ignominiously! »
Song, who had enjoyed a mostly successful international career until the World Cup, had been a national icon for four years.
He skippered the Indomitable Lions to victories at both the 2000 and 2002 African Nations Cups.
But after the demise of Cameroon’s Lions in the just ended World Cup, Song has come in for much criticism from the Cameroon fans.
Many Cameroonians want the « Dream Team » disbanded and a new blood injected.
Others simply cannot understand how, in less than two weeks, another Cameroonian can earn CFA 42 million after playing two matches, in a country where millions are barely capable of feeding themselves.