Like footballers around the world, Gabonese players, despite the halt to both national and international competitions, have remained very active on social networks during this coronavirus crisis.
Sportsmen and women of all kinds, who are confused in their homes, due to the global health crisis of Covid-19, are making a name for themselves off the field, on social networks, sports press or scandal. This is the case of some executives of the Gabonese national team.
PEA, very much in demand towards a departure this summer?
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, a native of Laval (France), is 30 years old and has a contract with the London club until June 2021. His performances have attracted the attention of Europe’s top players. Once again, his name is mentioned on the starting line-up, as has been customary for the last two years as the mercato approaches.
First announced in Spain on the Catalan side at Fc Barcelona. His profile makes him the perfect understudy to Uruguayan Luis Suarez, who is unavailable due to injury. His maturity, which has been decried as a handicap, now makes him one of the best strikers in the world in terms of the number of goals he has scored since joining the Gunners.
Despite the interest shown by other big-name teams, Michael Arteta and his team-mates are not about to let go of the Premier League’s top scorer (2019-2020) without a tempting offer. A key factor in the latter’s future is his desire to win titles, particularly in the Champions League.
With a ratio of more than 20 goals per season, the “Black Panther”, adored by Emirates fans, continues to make his class of finisher speak for itself in front of goal. Despite the individual trophies he has won, the former St. Etienne native is dreaming of the most prestigious collective titles.
Denis Bouanga the Real Betis or Everton?
It’s a very fulfilled Dénis Bouanga whom we’ve met very happily since he joined the Greens last summer. Through videos on social networks his daily life in his new club.
The 25-year-old from Nîmois has 12 goals and five assists in 35 matches in all competitions. These performances have made him a much sought-after player, not only in France, where he has been followed by Lille and Stade Rennais, but also in England.
According to the famous British newspaper, the Daily Mirror, some teams appreciate the Gabonese winger’s profile. At the top of his list of admirers is Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton. Under contract until 2023, the left-footed winger has increased his market value to around eight million euros.
According to the online site, Estadio Deportivo, the Andalusian club claim that the ASSE No20 would be on their shelves for the next transfer market. But the latter, however, dare not go on the offensive because their offers are estimated at 10 million euros, while the French club is demanding double that amount.
Their coach, Claude Puel, has reiterated his desire to keep him in the squad. But will that be enough to keep him at Geoffroy Guichard given the cash-flow problems facing the Greens?
Ibrahim Ndong and Ecuele Manga stay in League 1
Defensive midfielder Didier Ibrahim Ndong and central defender Bruno Ecuele Manga, the former from Guinguang and the latter from Cardiff City, were key recruits for the struggling team.
With a rather mixed start to the season, the Dijon side were informed that they will remain in the elite for the 2020/2021 season by the League of Professional Football (LFP) on 30 April after deciding to stop the domestic league.
The coach, who is in charge of this formation, is full of praise for the arrival of the two Gabonese players, who will be very important for the future of their modest formation.
And on the national team side
A few days before the qualifying matches for the next Africa Cup of Nations (Can) Cameroon 2021, the African football governing body (Caf) has blocked the said schedule until further notice.
Today, several specialists are questioning whether the African deadlines will be respected. Reasonably, the state of health emergency will necessitate a rescheduling of the schedule once the resumption of the game has been confirmed.