Aubameyang (left) sporting t-shirt and face cap with new CAF player of the Year Mahrez
Friday Jan 06, 2017. 09:31
Confederation of African Football (CAF)have said Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was forced to dress informally to Thursday’s CAF awards ceremony after he lost his luggage in transit.
Algeria forward Riyad Mahrez won the 2016 CAF African Player of the Year ahead of Aubameyang and Sadio Mane from Senegal and Liverpool.
Mahrez and Mane were formally dressed in suits befitting of the African football Oscars, while Aubameyang turned up in a t-shirt and face cap.
“Aubameyang only arrived at the Hilton Hotel in Abuja an hour to the event without his bags as they were missing in transit and that was why he dressed that way,” CAF spokesman Junior Binyam explained.
The Gabon skipper himself took to social media to explain why he did not dress for the occasion.
"That moment when you just arrive for the ceremony of african player of the year and they lost our baggage!! so that's how we dress tonight. Thanks Lufthansa," he wrote on Instagram with a picture of him wearing a troubled look.