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Aubameyang Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Arsenal forward Pierre Aubameyang has tested positive for the coronavirus just four days before his country’s Africa Cup of Nations opening game, according to Gabon Football Federation.

The 32-year-old tested positive alongside Nice midfielder Mario Lemina and Gabon assistant coach Anicet Yala andthey have been put in quarantine by local authorities.

“They underwent a PCR test and are isolating in their hotel,” said Gabon coach Patrice Neveu.

Gabon arrived in Yaoundé on Thursday where the members of delegation underwent mandatory Covid-19 test at the Nsimalene International Airport.

The team then left for Hotel La Falaise that was reserved by the tournament organizers but they rejected it before moving to Star Land Hotel in Yaoundé,  a site not approved for the competition.

The Panthers will open their Group C campaign against debutants Comoros at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium on January 10.

Gabon will then confront four-time champions Ghana, before capping off on January 18 against 1976 Champions Morocco.

The Panthers’ best record in the competition was in the 1996 and 2012 editions when they reached the quarter-final stage.



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