Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mario Lemina and Axel Meyé are absent for Gabon’s second match at CAN against Ghana this Friday in Yaoundé. After being positive for Covid, they would present heart lesions according to the CAF medical commission.
New blow for Gabon. After having had to compose without Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mario Lemina, who tested positive for Covid, for Gabon’s first match at the African Cup of Nations against the Comoros (1-0 victory), the Panthers again had to do without their two stars against Ghana on Friday in Yaoundé. If the Gunner and the Nice were tested negative Thursday, at 24h of the match, the two players as well as the striker Axel Meyé would present “heart damage” according to the terms relayed by the Gabonese Federation.
CAF did not want to take any risks
This diagnosis has was established by the CAF medical commission which “did not want to take any risks”, specifies the Gabonese federation.
The post-Covid period is sometimes very difficult for certain players. At Bayern, Julian Nagelsmann said on Friday that his young left-back Alphonse Davies ( years), tested positive for Covid-19 a few days ago, has “signs of mild myocarditis”. “He will not be available for the next few weeks,” added the Bavarian coach.