Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang withdraws from international football

Gabonese FC Barcelona striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has announced that he is ending his international career. Author of 30 goals in the selection, he had reached the quarterfinals of the African Cup of Nations 2012.

“After 13 years of pride in representing my country, I declare that I am ending my international career. I would like to thank the Gabonese people and all those who have supported me in good times and bad,” Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wrote in a letter. addressed to Fégafoot, who greets “the enormous career and regularity at the high level of the one. who knew how to sell, thanks to his professionalism, the image of Gabon in the world”.

“I thank my father who made me want to do as he did” “I will keep many good memories, like the day I made my debut at Omnisports, or the day I came back from Nigeria with the Ballon d ‘African Gold. sharing it with everyone was an unforgettable moment.I thank our president, his excellence Ali Bongo Ondimba who has always supported the Panthers and has always worked to ensure that football develops in our country.I also want to thank all my coaches, staff and players “Finally, I thank my father who made me want to do as he did, hoping to make him proud by wearing our colors,” said the 32-year-old former Saint-Étienne player.

In 73 matches, Aubameyang will have scored 30 goals to become the best goal scorer in the history of his selection. Aubameyang reached the quarterfinals of CAN 2012 in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. He never managed to qualify his country for the final phase of the World Cup. In January last year, he did not play a single match at CAN in Cameroon after testing positive for Covid-19.

Barça recruited Gabonesen in early February 2022, released by Arsenal where he was in disgrace, the English club had agreed to terminate his contract “with mutual consent” to save his fantastic salary, then estimated at 15 million pounds per year (EUR 18 million). The striker has scored 13 goals in three months for the Catalan club since his arrival.

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