World Cup Qualifiers: Aubameyang announces his return

World Cup Qualifiers: Aubameyang announces his return

After months of absence from the team, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has confirmed his participation in the upcoming World Cup qualifiers with Gabon.

Following a public backlash against his performance at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations on home soil in Gabon, the Borussia Dortmund hit-man decided to step aside and focus on club career.

However, following the Panthers’ shock away win over Ivory Coast earlier this month, there have been calls for the return of the striker, as hope is being rekindled for a historic Fifa World Cup qualification.

Gabon sit third in Group C with five points, two and one points behind leaders Ivory Coast and second-placed Morocco.

They will face Herve Renard-led Carthage Eagles on October 7 in Casablanca.

“I was very clear with my country’s FA. It wasn’t a good time for me then. I was undergoing some psychological issues coupled with the transfer window. But now, I feel good and will return to the team for our next game,” Aubameyang told Canal+ Afrique.

“I don’t think there would be any more misunderstanding as all issues have been solved.”

The 2015 African Footballer of the Year is currently enjoying a bright campaign at Westfalenstadion, with 13 goals scored in 10 matches.

 

 

 

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