Aubameyang trains with Gabon at Afcon after negative Covid-19 test

Thursday January 13 2022
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Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in action during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Norwich City at the Emirates Stadium in London on September 11, 2021. DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP

By AFP

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang returned to training with the Gabon squad ahead of Friday's Africa Cup of Nations clash with Ghana after testing negative for Covid-19.

The 32-year-old -- who is out of favour at Arsenal and was stripped of the captaincy last month -- and Mario Lemina both tested positive last week and missed Gabon's opening 1-0 win over Comoros on Monday.

However, coach Patrice Neveu is isolating after testing positive according to the Gabonese football federation.

Gabon have had a troubled build-up to the biennial continental showpiece tournament.

The Gabonese government had to resolve a dispute between the players and the federation over match bonuses while the Confederation of African Football (CAF) scolded them for breaking the rules in changing hotel in Yaounde.