PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG has been ruled out of Gabon’s clash with Ghana due to Covid-related heart problems
Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been ruled out of Gabon’s clash with GhanaCredit: PA
Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is ruled out of Gabon’s match with minor heart problemsCredit: Corbis – Getty
The Gabonese federation announced that the star striker, Axel Meye and Nice’s Mario Lemina will also be sidelined from today’s game at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium.
All three were diagnosed with coronavirus recently and latest medical examinations showed they are dealing with minor heart problems as a result of the virus.
Thus, the Confederation of African Football [CAF] wasn’t willing to take any risks.
“The examinations would show cardiac lesions. CAF did not want to take any risks.”
Aubameyang tested positive for COVID-19 on his arrival to the Copa Africa in Cameroon last week.
The news came just days after the 32-year-old was spotted partying with team-mates in Dubai.
This comes after Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies stopped training with the Bundesliga champions due to a heart scare that occurred after he caught coronavirus.
It was discovered as Davies completed routine medical checks at Bayern’s HQ after recovering from the virus and those highlighted signs of mild myocarditis.
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