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Hosts Gabon Name 23-Man Squad Ahead of AFCON

Jose Antonio Camacho, manager of Gabon National Team on Tuesday, unveiled Gabon’s squad ahead of the 2017 African Cup of Nations.

The 23- man squad is headed by Borrusia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Juventus midfielder Mario Lemina. Sunderland’s Didier Ndong has been restored to the squad after he was kicked off the team last month for skipping training ahead of the World Cup qualifier against Mali.

The Panthers are drawn in Group A with Guinea-Bissau, four-time winners Cameroon and Burkina Faso.

The continental competition will take place from January 14th to February 5th.

Gabon Squad:

Goalkeepers: Stephane Bitseki (CF Mounana), Anthony Mfa Mezui (unatttached), Didier Ovono (Oostende)

Defenders: Aaron Appindangoye (Laval, France), Bruno Ecuele Manga (Cardiff City), Johann Obiang (Troyes, France), Lloyd Palun (Red Star), Franck Perrin Obambou (Stade Mandji), Yoann Wachter (Sedan), Benjamin Ze Ondo (Mosta)

Midfielders: Guelor Kanga Kaku (Red Star Belgrade), Mario Lemina (Juventus), Levy Madinda (Gimnastic Tarragona), Junior Serge Martinsson Ngouali (Brommapojkarna), Samson Mbingui (Raja Casablanca), Didier Ndong (Sunderland), Andre Poko (Karabukspor), Merlin Tandjigora (Meizhou Hakka)

Forwards: Serge Aboue (Uniao Leiria), Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund), Denis Bouanga (Tours), Malick Evouna (Tianjin Teda), Cedric Ondo Biyoghe (CF Mounana).


Featured photo: AFP/FIFA


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