Gabonese officials are unclear whether Captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will play the African Cup Group’s final match on Tuesday after the attacker’s minor heart disease.
An Arsenal striker has been dropped from the Gabonese team to face Ghana on Friday due to heart problems after recovering from a coronavirus.
Aubameyang tested negative this week and coached on Thursday, but the African Football Confederation (CAF) “didn’t want to take any chances” after the 32-year-old, along with teammates Mario Lemina and Axel Mey, were shown to have “cardiac lesions.”
Gabonese officials will now continue to monitor Aubameyang’s health for the next few days, but it is unclear at this time whether he will be able to take part in the Gabonese group’s last match against Morocco on Tuesday. live on Sky Sports.
Arsenal is convinced that Aubameyang’s condition is not serious.
They have also been in contact with a player who feels fine and has been training for the last two days.
Aubameyang is yet to appear for Gabon at this year’s AFCON.
“Gabon is in contact with Arsenal over Aubu”
AFCON Sky Sports News reporter Usher Komigusha from Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Cameroon:
“Gabon fans are worried about the future of their captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
“Gabonese coach Patrice Neveu says they will continue to test him and monitor his situation.
“A member of the Gabonese team’s management also said they were in contact with Arsenal to check on his progress over the days.”
“It is not clear whether it will be available for their last group match against Morocco.”
Ghana held a 1-1 draw from Gabon as the match ends in a brawl
The African Cup of Nations campaign in Ghana is in jeopardy after four-time champions scored a late equalizer against Gabon and drew the match in Group C 1: 1.
Ghana captain Andre Ayew led a great shot with his left foot and led in the 18th minute, but Jim Allevinah had two minutes left to equalize and save a draw for Gabon.
The fierce battle ended with a skirmish and a red card for Benjamin Tetteh of Ghana for his part in the post-match brawl.
The draw leaves Ghana one point out of two Group C matches and threatens to be eliminated if it does not win its last match against the Comoros on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Gabon is second in the group with four points and needs only one point from Tuesday’s last match against table Morocco to qualify for the 16th.
Sky Sports will show AFCON live
The African Cup of Nations tournament will be broadcast live on Sky Sports in January and February.
The tournament, originally scheduled for June and July 2021, will take place in Cameroon between January 9 and February 6, 2022, with Sky Sports showing all 52 matches live.