Cameroon legend Roger Milla has called for calm after reports of midfielder Alex Song being attacked by angry fans in the country.
Details of the incident, which followed Cameroon’s defeat by Libya in 2014 World Cup qualifying, are unclear.
Milla referred to the alleged attack when speaking on national radio.
Cameroon’s challenging June
- June 2nd – a 1-0 home win over DR Congo in 2014 World Cup qualifying
- June 10th – a 2-1 defeat by Libya, on neutral soil in Sfax
- June 16th – second leg 2013 Nations Cup match against Guinea-Bissau. Cameroon lead the tie 1-0.
He called for supporters to rally behind the team ahead of their 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Guinea Bissau this weekend.
Cameroon have a 1-0 lead in that tie from the first leg.
Football in the country has been in the doldrums for some time, and Milla wasstripped of his post as the honorary head of the Cameroon Football Federation because of his vocal criticism of the people running the game there.
Even after a home victory over DR Congo in their game in 2014 qualifying, fans demonstrated their anger by throwing stones at the Indomitable Lions’ bus – claiming the win had been down to luck.
Players have recently avoided using the national team bus when travelling in the country so as to remain inconspicuous.
It is not thought that Song was badly hurt in the incident, which happened in the Kennedy Avenue area of Yaounde.