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2021 AFCON: Gabon captain Pierre-Emerick Aubamayang recovers from Covid-19, set to feature against Ghana

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Cup of Nations 2021 AFCON: Gabon captain Pierre-Emerick Aubamayang recovers from Covid-19, set to feature against Ghana
JAN 13, 2022 LISTEN

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has returned to training for the first time after recovering from Covid-19 ahead of Gabon game against Ghana in the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations [AFCON].

The Arsenal forerward tested positive for the virus after arriving in Cameroon from Dubai for the tournament about a week ago.

The 32-year-old was duly forced to isolate and he missed Gabon’s opening game against Comoros on Monday.

Gabon, however, won 1-0 in his absence thanks to Aaron Boupendzas’ goal and now Aubameyang is hoping to return to action for Friday’s Group C meeting with Ghana.

Aubameyang trained on Wednesday as normal likewise midfielder Mario Lemina who was also out with COVID.

His return is a huge boost for the Panthers who will be hoping to record a win and early qualification to the knockout stage of the tournament.

Gabon, however, have been hit by more COVID cases in their camp and will be without more players for Friday night’s game.

Should Aubameyang be fielded in the Black Stars clash, he will come up against his Arsenal teammate Thomas Partey.

Ghana will be looking to bounce back after losing their opening game to Morocco on Monday.

The game has been scheduled to kick off at 19:00 GMT on Friday at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

Sports Journalist

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