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The reason why Arsenal striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was left out of Gabon’s team to play Ghana in the ongoing TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon 2021 Group C game has been explained.

The Gabonese star man tested positive for Covid-19 on arrival in Cameroon last week but subsequently posted on social media to say he had made a full recovery.

However, Gabon announced that Aubameyang, along with team-mates Mario Lemina and Axel Meye, had all been left out due to “cardiac lesions”.

The Gabonese Football Federation said in a statement: “According to the CAF medical commission, the players Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Axel Meye and Mario Lemina, barely out of Covid, cannot take part in this match.

“An examination showed cardiac lesions, and CAF did not want to take any risks.”

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