AFCON: Gabon’s Aubameyang tests negative for COVID-19, resumes training

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang returned to training with the Gabon squad ahead of Friday’s Africa Cup of Nations clash with Ghana after testing negative for Covid-19.

The 32-year-old – who is out of favour at Arsenal and was stripped of the captaincy last month – and Mario Lemina both tested positive last week and missed Gabon’s opening 1-0 win over Comoros on Monday.

However, coach Patrice Neveu is isolating after testing positive, according to the Gabonese football federation.

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Gabon have had a troubled build-up to the biennial continental showpiece tournament.

The Gabonese government had to resolve a dispute between the players and the federation over match bonuses while the Confederation of African Football (CAF) scolded them for breaking the rules in changing hotel in Yaounde.


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