Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was not noted of Gabon’s squad to face Ghana on the Africa Cup of Nations on Friday after scans revealed a coronary heart drawback.
Aubameyang had examined optimistic for Covid-19 previous to the beginning of the event and so needed to bear routine checks earlier than returning to motion.
Good midfielder Mario Lemina and Tanger ahead Axel Meye additionally returned optimistic assessments just lately and equally underwent assessments carried out by the Confederation of African Soccer (CAF), however the trio have been sidelined because the outcomes concluded it might be unsafe for them to return to motion.
The Gabon Soccer Federation stated in an announcement: “In line with the CAF medical fee, the gamers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Axel Meyé and Mario Lemina barely out of the Covid can’t participate on this match. The examinations would present coronary heart issues. CAF didn’t need to take any dangers.”
Gabon kicked off their AFCON marketing campaign on Monday with a slim 1-0 win over Comoros, with Aaron Salem Boupendza grabbing the sport’s solely aim.
Aubameyang was final in aggressive motion on the finish of Arsenal’s 2-1 loss to Everton initially of December, making a five-minute cameo from the bench.
Mikel Arteta then stripped the Gabon striker of the captain’s armband and dropped him from the first-team squad attributable to a disciplinary breach.
Since being omitted from the Arsenal squad, Aubameyang’s former strike associate Alexandre Lacazette has captained the Gunners and re-emerged as a fan favorite.