AFCON 2021: Aubameyang could leave tournament minus kicking a ball

After his fallout with Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta over disciplinary issues, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joined the Gabon national team early in preparation for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. However, the 32-year-old is likely not going to play a single game for his country at the tournament due to health complications. Reports emerging from London and […] The post AFCON 2021: Aubameyang could leave tournament minus kicking a ball appeared first on Latest football news in Uganda.

AFCON 2021: Aubameyang could leave tournament minus kicking a ball

After his fallout with Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta over disciplinary issues, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joined the Gabon national team early in preparation for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

However, the 32-year-old is likely not going to play a single game for his country at the tournament due to health complications.

Reports emerging from London and Cameroon via TheAthletic indicate that both Arsenal and Gabon are in a discussion to have the player who is suffering from heart lesions as an effect of Covid-19, return to the United Kingdom.

For now, the former Dortmund striker stays in Cameroon, but the decision will be made in the coming days regards the matter. However, chances are high Aubameyang is due to fly back to England this week.

Gabon is yet to feel the impact of the absence of their captain given that they have already won a game against Comoros and also picked up a point against Ghana.

The Panthers are placed second in Group C on four points, two behind leaders Morocco who are on six and with whom they will meet for the final group game on Tuesday, January 18 at Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde.

It is a game of huge magnitude because it will decide who will finish top of Group C between Morocco and Gabon.

Both sides have drawn three of their previous five faceoffs, Morocco has won once while Gabon picked the three points when they last met in 2019.

The post AFCON 2021: Aubameyang could leave tournament minus kicking a ball appeared first on Latest football news in Uganda.