In October, the 40-year-old former Liverpool player battled for his life after being rushed to a hospital in Yaounde. He was later rushed to Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital (Groupe hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière) in Paris, France.
This is a victory for the family and fans of the footballer both in his home country and abroad, who have stayed vigil since his health failed.
Song became the head coach of the Chad national team, Los Sao in October 2015. Prior to then, the former Indomitable Lions skipper won over a hundred caps with the national side and featured in three Fifa World Cups.
He captained Cameroon to consecutive Africa Cup of Nations successes in 2000 and 2002, and was emblematic of the gritty style the team became known for.