Morocco, which on Friday secured its qualification for the round of 16 of the African Cup of Nations (CAN 2021), will have to face the Gabon team on the last day of group C.
Authors of a victory (against the Comoros) and a draw (against Ghana), the Gabonese continue to deplore the absence of their two stars, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Mario Lemina.
According to a member of the staff of the Gabon selection, the two players could not be aligned against Ghana “because they retain some traces of Covid despite a negative test the day before”.
A magnetic resonance image (MRI), necessary in the protocol of the African Football Confederation (CAF) to resume, showed some residues of Covid in the two players of the Gabonese selection, reveals this source.
The Gabonese Football Federation (FEGAFOOT) wrote on its Twitter account this Friday that “according to the CAF medical commission, the players Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, Axel Meyé and Mario Lemina barely out of the Covid cannot take part in this match. “.
According to the CAF medical commission, the players Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, Axel Meyé and Mario Lemina barely out of the Covid cannot take part in this match.
The examinations would show cardiac lesions.
CAF did not want to take any risks. pic.twitter.com/cebUnMLSVX
— Gabonese Football Federation – FEGAFOOT (@fegafoot_gabon) January 14, 2022
“The exams would show heart damage and CAF did not want to take any risks,” added the federation.