It was in the pipes. It is now done. Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (33) has officially announced his return to the national team.
PEA is making a comeback with the Panthers (73 caps, 30 goals), almost a year to the day after announcing his international retirement, via a letter addressed to the Gabonese Football Federation (Fegafoot). This return had almost become an open secret, after Ali Bongo’s interventionthe President of the Republic of Gabon, who decided to reconcile the player, the technical staff and Fegafoot.
Ali Bongo reconciles Aubameyang and the selection
“A few days ago, I had the immense honor of being received by the President of the Republic of my country Ali Bongo Ondimba and at the same time being able to listen to the wise words he spoke to me. transmitted like a father talking to his son. Following this, I therefore put myself at the disposal of my country and of the coach Patrice Neveu with whom of course we exchanged. Once a panther, always a panther, published the Chelsea center-forward on his social networks on Tuesday. A happy ending for Gabon, a few weeks before facing DR Congo on behalf of the fifth day of the CAN 2023 qualifiers, on June 18.
As a reminder, “Aubame” had left the selection against a backdrop of controversy fueled by a truncated preparation a few days before the kickoff of CAN 2021. The former du Barca had indeed allowed himself a trip to a nightclub in Dubai, at the end of which he had tested positive for Covid-19. After which, he left for Europe, the very day of the elimination of the Gabonese team.