Gabon captain and Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has tested postitive for COVID-19. Aubameyang is one of the three members of the travelling Gabon party to produce a positive test on arrival at the Africa cup of Nations.
This implies that, Gabon captain and star player is set to miss his team’s opening group c game against Comoros on Monday.
A statement was issued by the Gabon Football Federation on its official Facebook page with a headline of “Aubameyang, Lemina and Yala positive.”
The statement read: “Arriving this morning at Yaounde on a special flight, the Panthers of Gabon submitted, like all delegations, to an antigen COVID-19 test at the Nsimalene airport.
“Captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mario Lemina and assistant coach Anicet Yala have not escaped [COVID-19].
“But as required by the health protocol in this area, they subsequently underwent a PCR test, the results of which will confirm or deny the status of the latter.”
Aubameyang’s future at Arsenal is uncertain, after he was stripped of the club’s captaincy following a disciplinary breach. He was also dropped by Mikel Arteta from the first eleven.
Gabon are also due to face Ghana on January 14 and Morrocco four days later.
Source: Livescore news