Monday, 23 May, 2022

Gabon's Aubameyang leaves Cup of Nations

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been allowed to leave the Gabon squad at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon and return to his club to continue his recovery from Covid-19, his national team coach said on Monday, reports AFP. Midfielder Mario

 Lemina of French side Nice has also been sent back to his club, with neither having played a minute in Gabon's two matches so far at the Cup of Nations, against the Comoros and Ghana. News of Aubameyang's positive test, and that of Lemina, emerged on January 6, just four days before his team's opening AFCON group game. Gabon play Morocco in their last group game on Tuesday, when a draw will secure their path to the knockout phase. However, they have also lost forward Denis Bouanga for that game after he also tested positive for the coronavirus.