Categories: AFCON 2021

Aubameyang Recovers From COVID-19, Trains With Gabonese Teammates

In this file photograph taken on January 18, 2017, Gabon’s forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang runs with the ball after scoring a penalty during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations group A football match between Gabon and Burkina Faso at the Stade de l’Amitie Sino-Gabonaise in Libreville. (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP)

 

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang returned to training with the Gabon squad ahead of Friday’s Africa Cup of Nations clash with Ghana after testing negative for Covid-19.

The 32-year-old — who is out of favour at Arsenal and was stripped of the captaincy last month — and Mario Lemina both tested positive last week and missed Gabon’s opening 1-0 win over Comoros on Monday.

However, coach Patrice Neveu is isolating after testing positive according to the Gabonese football federation.

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Gabon have had a troubled build-up to the biennial continental showpiece tournament.

The Gabonese government had to resolve a dispute between the players and the federation over match bonuses while the Confederation of African Football (CAF) scolded them for breaking the rules in changing hotel in Yaounde.

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