Former Cameroon international, Rigobert Song, was rushed to hospital after he suffered from a cerebral attack, the BBC is reporting..
The 40-year-old was said to be “unconscious” when he was taken to Yaounde Central Hospital in Cameroon on Monday.
The hospital’s emergency centre director said the former Cameroon defender will be flown to France for further treatment.
The former Cameroon captain played 137 times for his country over a decade.
He featured in four FIFA World Cups in 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2010. He also won two Nations Cup and one Olympic gold medal for the Indomitable lions during his spell.
He played for 8 different clubs in Europe including Liverpool and West ham.
His former Cameroon team mate, Samuel Eto’o, tweeted “I wish you courage and a speedy recovery big brother.”
Ex-Liverpool team-mates Jamie Carragher, Stan Collymore and Robbie Fowler have also sent messages of speedy recovery while Liverpool football club tweeted “Our thoughts are with Rigobert Song and his family at this time.”