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A figure from the Premier League suffered “heart injuries” as a result of COVID and his presence in the Africa Cup is in doubt

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang turned on the alarm lights after leaving the coronavirus behind (Photo by Visionhaus/Corbis via Getty Images)
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang turned on the alarm lights after leaving the coronavirus behind (Photo by Visionhaus/Corbis via Getty Images)

As the African Cup of Nations continues, a piece of news rocked the entire football world ahead of the promising Group C Matchday 2 match between Ghana and Gabon (André Ayew opened the scoring, but Jim Allevinah leveled the game just for the end). Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Arsenal striker and one of the main stars of the tournament, was removed from the match after the studies carried out after leaving the coronavirus behind.

The attacker, a star of the English Premier League, had tested positive for COVID 19 on January 6 when he arrived in Cameroonian territory. In this way, the footballer could not be with his teammates from Gabon in the 1-0 win against Comoros last Monday.

It is worth remembering that, days before, Auba He had been photographed at a party in Dubai with some of his teammates, which caused a stir since the images showed that the relevant health protocols were not respected.

Aubameyang's health statement
Aubameyang’s health statement

Once the isolation period was over, the striker underwent check-up studies, which yielded an unexpected result. As detailed by the Gabonese National Team in its official account of Twitter, the striker, like two other athletes, were removed from the match against Ghana due to “heart injuries”.

“According to the CAF (African Football Confederation) medical commission, the players Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, Axel Meyé and Mario Lemina, recently recovered from Covid, will not be able to participate in this match. Tests would show cardiac lesions. CAF does not want to take any risk”, they expressed through a brief statement on their social networks. The other two players play for Ittihad Tanger in Morocco and Nice in France, respectively.

Waiting for a new medical report that clarifies the situation a little more, Gabon will seek its second victory of the tournament when it ends its participation in Group C by facing the leader Morocco (it has 6 units after winning its two games). Those led by Frenchman Patrice Neveu are in second place with 4 points. Then come Ghana (1) and Comoros.

The best two from each zone and the four best third parties advance directly to the round of 16 (there are six groups in total).

Among the main candidates for the title are Sadio Mané and Edouard Mendy’s Senegal, Franck Kessié’s Ivory Coast, Achraf Hakimi’s Morocco, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting’s Cameroon, Riyad Mahrez’s Algeria (current champions) and the Mohammed Salah’s Egypt.

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