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AFCON 2019: Arsenal Striker Set To Retire

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Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Saturday afternoon at the Emir Ates. Reuters
 

Arsenal top striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could be forced into early international retirement.

Gabon failed to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations, following their 1-1 draw with Burundi last week, which saw them finish third in their group.

And now the country’s Minister for Sport Alan Bilie has “dissolved” the team, saying it will be rebuilt from the bottom up.

“We are going to rebuild the national team on a new basis by setting aside everyone who is characterised by a lack of envy, patriotism, and who have put more emphasis on financial resources, the nation and the spirit,” Bilie said in quotes reported on Nairobi News.

Arsenal ace Aubameyang has previously faced accusations of not being committed to the Gabon team, and only last month said: “I am thinking hard about retiring from international football.”


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Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.