It was not clear from Gabonese officials whether captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would play in the African Nations Cup final on Tuesday after suffering a minor heart condition.
The Arsenal striker was excluded from the Gabon team to face Ghana on Friday due to a heart problem after recovering from the Corona virus.
Aubameyang tested negative this week and trained on Thursday, but CAF “did not want to take the risk” after the 32-year-old was offered, along with teammates Mario Lemina and Axel Mei. They have “cardiac lesions”.
Gabonese officials will now continue to check Aubameyang’s health over the next few days, but it is unclear at this point if he will be able to play in Gabon’s final group match against Morocco on Tuesday, Live on Sky Sports.
Understandably, Arsenal are convinced that Aubameyang’s condition is not serious.
They have also been in contact with the player who is feeling fine and has been training for the past two days.
Aubameyang has yet to appear for Gabon at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations.
“Gabon is in contact with Arsenal because of Oba”
Sky Sports News correspondent Asher Komegocha from Ahmedou Ahidjo Stadium, Cameroon:
Gabon fans are worried about the future of their captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Gabon coach Patrice Neveu says they will continue to test him and monitor his condition.
A member of the Gabon team management also said that they are in contact with Arsenal to check his progress as the days go by.
“It is not clear if he will be available in their last group match against Morocco,” he added.
Ghana drew 1-1 with Gabon as the match ended in a brawl
Ghana are facing their Africa Cup of Nations campaign in jeopardy after the four-times champions conceded a late equalizer against Gabon to tie their Group C match 1-1.
Ghana captain Andre Ayew hit the net with a great left-footed shot to take the lead in the 18th minute, but Jim Alvinah equalized two minutes before the end to save Gabon with a tie.
The contentious encounter ended with a brawl and Ghanaian Benjamin Tetteh red card for his role in the post-match brawl.
It left Ghana a draw with one point from their two Group C matches and they risk disqualification if they do not win their last match against Comoros on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Gabon is second in the group with four points and needs just one point from its last game against leaders Morocco on Tuesday to qualify for the round of 16.
Sky Sports will broadcast the Africa Cup of Nations live
The Africa Cup of Nations will be broadcast live on Sky Sports in January and February.
The tournament, which was originally scheduled for June and July 2021, will take place in Cameroon between January 9 and February 6, 2022, and Sky Sports will show all 52 matches live.