Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang named in Gabon squad

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang named in Gabon squad
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of of Gabon is closely marked by Medhi Benatia of Morocco during the 2018 World Cup qualifying game between Morocco and Gabon at the Complexe Mohammed V Stadium in Casablanca, Morocco on 7 October 2017 © Gerard Trilles/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Saturday Nov 10, 2018. 13:00

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been named in Gabon’s squad for their for 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at home to Mali.

Aubameyang captained Gabon to a 3-0 win over South Sudan in Libreville in the last international window, but did not travel for the 1-0 win in Juba.

There is also a first call-up for South Africa-based goalkeeper Jean Noel Amonome, who has played for Gabon at under-20 level.

Gabon come into the match trailing Group C leaders Mali by one point. Burundi are third and they will host South Sudan, who are already out of contention to reach the 2019 finals in Cameroon.

Gabon squad:

Goalkeepers: Didier Ovono Ebang (FC Paris, France), Yves Stephane Bitseki Moto (CF Mounana), Jean Noel Amonome (FC Amazulu reserves, South Africa)

Defenders: Lloyd Palun (Cercle Brugge, Belgium), Bruno Ecuele Manga (Cardiff City, Wales), Henri Junior Ndong (Shirak, Armenia), Aaron Appindangoyé (Ümraniyespor, Turkey), Johann Serge Obiang (Troyes, France), Franck Perrin Obambou (Al-Ittihad, Libya), Wilfried Ebane (Lorient II, France)

Midfielders: Mario Lemina (Southampton, England), André Biyogo Poko (Göztepe, Turkey), Lévy Clement Madinda (Ümraniyespor, Turkey), Medwin Biteghe Medane (US Tataouine, Tunisia), Samson Mbingui (Tours, France), Clech Loufilou (AS Mangasport), Franck Engonga (El Gaish, Egypt)

Forwards: Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal, England), Gaëtan Missi Mezu (Dunărea Calarasi, Romania), Axel Méyé (Qadsia, Kuwait), Alian Miyogho (AS Mangasport), Louis Ameka (Chamois Niortais, France), Denis Bouanga (Nimes, France).

Standby: Guélor Kanga (AC Sparta Praha, Czech Republic) Ulysse Ndong (Al-Khor, Qatar), Johan Didier Lengoualama (Al-Faisaly Amman, Jordan)

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