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Gabon’s Didier Ovono Could Reverse Decision on International Retirement

Didier Ovono could come out of international retirement to play for Gabon again after he called time on his career with The Panthers three months ago.

Although the erstwhile KV Oostende net-minder cited the reason for quitting to give younger players a chance, his decision to retire, is however, believed to be a result of a fall-out with Gabon’s football authorities.

Asked shortly after putting pen-to-paper on a 12-month contract with French second tier Paris FC, the 34-year-old goalkeeper said he could be tempted but on a condition that situations have improved.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“Since my announcement, I have received many messages from fans and supporters who begged me to continue and not drop the squad. I’ve always loved my country. But there have been so many negative things around the national team,”[/perfectpullquote]

he said.

“We’ll see if things end up getting better. In my head, I am already calmer because I found a club.”

Ovono made his international debut in 2003 against Algeria and will go on to be the first choice in four African Cup Nations.

He is capped 106 times for the Central African nation.



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