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Hosts Gabon suffer injury setback ahead of Cameroon clash

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Posted on January 19, 2017
Mario Lemina

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’s hopes of reaching the quarter finals have been handed a blow, after injury to midfielder , with only one more group match left to play.

Mario Lemina’s injury setback saw him sit out Gabon’s second group match against Burkina Faso. He had suffered the injury in preparation for the encounter and was therefore left out of the matchday squad.

The midfielder started the opening match but with reports claiming he’s now set to be sidelined for two weeks due to a back problem. 23-year-old Lemina is one of a handful of binationals who have opted to play for Gabon. He previously played for France’s U20 and U21 sides.

It’s not yet known whether Mario Lemina will recover in Gabon or he will fly to Turin; effectively ending his . He has 7 caps for Gabon.

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