Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has revealed that he will no longer play for the Gabonese national team. After 13 years with the club, Aubameyang expressed his joy and thanked them for their support during his ups and downs.
After 13 years of pride in representing my country, I announce that I am ending my international career. I would like to thank the Gabonese people and all those who have supported me in good and bad times. I will keep a lot of good memories, like the day I made my debut or the day I came back from Nigeria with the African Ballon d’Or. Sharing it with all the people was an unforgettable moment. I thank our President, his excellency Ali Bongo Ondimba who has always supported the Panthers and has always worked for football to evolve in our country. I would also like to thank all my coaches, staff and the players that I have come across during this career. Finally, I thank my father who gave me the desire to do like him, hoping to have him proud by wearing our colours.
Despite the fact that Aubameyang is Gabon’s leading goal scorer with 30 goals, he was not included in the team that competed in the just concluded African Cup of Nations due to the Covid-19 incident.