Aubameyang has closed his cycle with the Gabon national team. The player is the Panthers’ record scorer, with 30 goals in 72 appearances since his first cap in 2009.
This year’s Africa Cup was Aubameyang’s last appearance with the Gabonese team, but due to contracting Covid, he could not compete with the team.
Recently, Gabon’s Football Federation released a statement that announced that Auba would no longer be part of the team.
“The captain of the Panthers will no longer be with the national team for the next qualifiers, the final phase of which is scheduled in Cote d’Ivoire. The FC Barcelona striker has decided to end his international career and sent a letter to the Gabonese Football Federation (FEGAFOOT) on May 17, 2022.
The player letter reads the following:
“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 excellence of him 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 colors.”