African Nations: Aubameyang leaves Gabon to complete her recovery from the Crown

Yaounde: The star Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will return to his club England, Arsenal, after being allowed to leave the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, to complete his recovery from Covid-19, his coach announced on Monday. In his club French, Nice, Mario Lemina will also return, after the two players have missed the prime two matches of Gabon against Comoros and Ghana in the continental championship. “Due to the health problems of Pierre-Emerick and Mario, we, in agreement with the doctor, the president of the federation and the players, have made the wise decision to bring them back to their club to take care of us, “Gabon’s coach Patrice Nouveau said in a press conference in Yaounde. And the result of the examination of both players came positive on the sixth of this month, four days before the first game of Gabon in Africa Cup of Nations against the Comoros (1-0). Then he came negative before the second match (1-1 against Ghana) on Friday, but missed again due to the repercussions of the virus infection. The Gabonese Football Association had announced the absence of the two players from that game “because medical tests revealed heart problems”. However, Nouveau downplayed the two players’ fears that the players would suffer from inflammation of the heart muscle after contracting the infection, while the Gabonese Federation issued a statement saying the players would return to their club “to undergo further test”.” There is no major cause for concern regarding heart problems, but we are not in able to analyze the damage that the effects (of the virus) that caused the inflammation can cause, “said Novo.” We cannot take any risks and psychologically it has become unbearable to be in their room. So we talked on Sunday and decided to leave them go home. ”Gabon will meet Morocco on Tuesday and a draw will be enough to advance to the playoffs. However, they will miss their striker, Denis Bwanga, after he tested positive for Corona virus. Aubameyang, 32, does not play for the ‘Arsenal from 6 December and was subsequently stripped of the post of captain after a strained relationship with coach Mikel Arteta for misconduct. (AFP)