Aubameyang reveals his father hasn’t agreed to coach Gabon
The Gabon Football Federation had announced Thursday that former internationals Pierre Francois Aubameyang and Daniel Cousin will coach the national team, with both coaches having equal roles in the new set-up.
However, Aubameyang junior has denied the news on his Instagram account, slamming the federation for announcing the appointment.
Pierre has also mentioned the behaviour of the Gabon Federation, claiming that they didn’t even ask about his father’s health conditions knowing that he is sick at the moment.
“You (the federation) announce to the whole world that my father is going to be national team coach – you don’t even have his agreement, Just going ahead and giving a press conference even though my dad had said he would be giving an answer the next day – which was going to be ‘no’ by the way,” Aubameyang posted.
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Fega foot ( @fegafoot ) : Vous vous demandiez pourquoi j’ai des problèmes avec vous ? Pourquoi je ne voulais plus venir en sélection? Ceci en est la demonstration encore une fois. Vous annoncez au monde entier, concernant mon père soit disant coach de l’équipe nationale alors que vous n’avez même pas eu son accord ! Le président de la fédération a appelé mon papa et ne s’est même pas soucié de son état de santé, lui qui est malade en ce moment… Pour se précipiter et donner une conférence de presse alors que mon père lui as indiqué qu’il donnerait sa réponse le lendemain : négative (soit dit en passant). Sans même lui laisser le choix ni même négocier par exemple pour son staff ou autres… Bref le jour où la fédération ne fera plus preuve d’amateurisme, l’équipe nationale pourra alors peut être avancer et retrouver des résultats cohérents.
“Not even letting him have the choice to negotiate over his staff for example. Anyway the day the federation stops being amateurish maybe the national team will be able to progress and once against earn some good results.”
Aubameyang has also hinted he may not play for his country again saying, “You ask yourselves why I have problems with you? Why I don’t want to come and play for the national team? Well, you have just shown why once more.”
Gabon are currently third in their 2019 AFCON qualifiers group with one point from two games, five behind leaders Mali, and three behind Burundi. Their next game will be against bottom-placed South Sudan next October.
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