Aubameyang tests positive for COVID on arrival at Cup of Nations

November 29, 2020 Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang during the match Pool via REUTERS

Gabon captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and two other members of the team's delegation tested positive for COVID-19 on arrival in Cameroon on Thursday, threatening their participation at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Aubemayang and team mate Mario Lemina returned positive results when tested on arrival at Yaounde’s airport, along with assistant coach Anicet Yala, the Gabon Football Federation said.

The three have now taken PCR tests to verify the results of the antigen tests, the statement added.

If positive again, they will have to go into isolation and would almost certainly miss Gabon’s opening game.

Gabon play their opening Group C match on Monday against the Comoros Islands in Yaounde.

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