The Captain of the Gabonese national team, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyamg has confirmed his retirement from international football.
The news was confirmed by the Gabonese FA, according to reports, the strike sent a letter confirming that he will not participate in the national team going forward. Aubameyang expressed his delight after playing for the club for 13 years and also 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.
Aubameyang is Gabon’s highest goal scorer having 30 goals to his name, he was not part of the team that played at the just concluded African Cup of Nations because of Covid-19 situation.