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Aubameyang’s father, Daniel Cousin named Gabon new coaches

Aubameyang's father, Daniel Cousin named Gabon new coaches

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and have been named as the new managers, the Gabonese Football Federation have announced.

The former internationals will replace Spanish manager Jose Antonio Camacho, who departed Gabon following the expiry of his contract a couple of weeks ago.

Pierre Aubameyang is the father of Arsenal and Gabon forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and won 80 caps for the Gabon national team between 1985 and 1998. He also played over 200 professional games in France.

Meanwhile, Daniel Cousin made over 50 appearances for Gabon and featured for a number of clubs including Rangers, Hull City, and RC Lens.

The Gabonese Football Federation (Fegafoot) have revealed that both coaches will have equal roles in the new set-up, as they aim to qualify for the 2019 African Cup of Nations.

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“Given the urgency and the current situation, it was decided to constitute, around the Panthers of Gabon, group of coaches with a very good knowledge of Gabonese football and its environment,” Fegafoot announced.

“Therefore, we have as national coaches, Pierre François Aubameyang and Daniel Cousin, while Françols Amegasse will act as General Manager.

“These three former captains of the national football team deserve, with their strong knowledge on the field and experience of top-level competitions, to transmit their experience and tactical abilities to the team.”

The duo’s first game in charge will be against South Sudan in the 2019 AFCON qualifiers next October. Gabon are currently third in their group with one point from two games, five behind leaders Mali, and three behind Burundi.

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