Aubameyang to Miss Gabon Opening Game

Gabon captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has tested positive for Covid-19 just four days before his country’s first game at the Africa Cup of Nations. The Arsenal outcast and Nice midfielder Mario Lemina returned positive lateral flow tests on arrival at Yaounde’s airport in Cameroon, which means they will be in self-isolation for at least 14 days.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Presents Positive Covid-19 Test Result

Their head coach Anicet Yala also tested positive for the virus and will not be in his stand on their opening fixture. Head coach Patrice Neveu told AFP that the trio, who are all asymptomatic, are isolating in their hotel rooms and awaiting results of PCR tests. On Monday, Gabon will play their opening Group C match against Comoros, with their second group game against Ghana on Friday, 14 January.

Aubameyang To Miss Gabon Opening Game

Arsenal 32-year-old striker Aubameyang was dropped by the Gunners and stripped of the club’s captaincy last month for disciplinary reasons. Hosts Cameroon will be opening the tournament with a game against Burkina Faso on Sunday (16:00 GMT).

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