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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang trains with Gabon at Afcon after negative Covid-19 test

Gabon forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates a goal at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations

FILE - Gabon forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates a goal at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. Photo: Gabriel Bouys/AFP

Published Jan 13, 2022

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Libreville — 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.

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

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.

AFP

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