CAN: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang resumes training with Gabon after the Covid quarantine

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang returns to training with Gabon after his Covid quarantine with the Arsenal striker online to play their second AFCON group match against Ghana











Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang returned to training on Thursday after his COVID-19 quarantine ended ahead of their second Africa Cup of Nations game against Ghana in Yaounde on Friday.

He missed out on their maiden Group C win against Comoros on Monday after testing positive for COVID-19 upon arriving at the tournament in Cameroon.

But with Aubameyang back to lead the team, as they seek to qualify for the last 16, Gabon must do without coach Patrice Neveu, who has tested positive.

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has completed his Covid quarantine at the Africa Cup of Nations and is set to play for Gabon in their second group match on Friday

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pictured in training with Gabon

Arsenal striker released from Covid quarantine and can now train

Aubameyang posted two photos from Gabon’s training session and the caption ‘finally’ as he emerged from Covid quarantine to join AFCON

Arsenal outcast Aubameyang was seen traveling with Gabon for the Africa Cup of Nations but tested positive for the virus upon arrival in Cameroon

Arsenal outcast Aubameyang was seen traveling with Gabon for the Africa Cup of Nations but tested positive for the virus upon arrival in Cameroon

Defender Lloyd Palun and striker Kevin Mayi are also out after returning positive tests, the Gabonese federation said.

The exact source of the outbreak in the Gabon camp remains unclear, but images on social media have emerged of players socializing at their pre-tournament camp in Dubai.

Aubameyang was filmed partying with Gabonese team-mate Mario Lamina, formerly of Fulham and Southampton and now Ligue 1 club Nice.

Aubameyang chats with friends over dinner in Dubai

The Gabonese captain can be seen enjoying himself during a downtime in Dubai

Aubameyang was filmed partying in Dubai with fellow Gabonese Mario Lemina last week

Aubameyang said he was feeling good after a week of self-isolation in his room and posted two photos of him in training on his Instagram account.

“I had the opportunity to continue working in my room. I bought a bike and did a circuit trying to stay as fit as possible,” he said on his country’s federation Facebook page.

Aaron Boupendza scored the winner for Gabon as they beat Comoros in their Group C opener

Aaron Boupendza scored the winner for Gabon as they beat Comoros in their Group C opener

“It won’t be easy, because it’s not the same as match pace or good training, but we will get there.”

“We are going to face a very difficult opponent who must win the game, so we will have to be serious like we were in the first game. I know we will have our chances.

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