Former BVB star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is currently at the Africa Cup. There he missed the second group game. The reason is heart problems after a corona infection.
Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (32) missed the second group game of the Gabonese team at the Africa Cup of Nations due to a heart problem. The former professional from Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund had tested positive for the corona virus a week ago. His teammates Axel Meye (IR Tanger) and Mario Lemina (OGC Nice) did not play against Ghana on Friday for the same reasons.
The African continental association CAF had identified the problems during an investigation. “According to the CAF medical commission, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Axel Meye and Mario Lemina cannot take part in the game. The tests revealed heart problems. The CAF did not want to take any risks,” Gabon’s football association said.
Any player who has tested negative after a positive corona test must undergo a medical examination before being allowed to play again.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang played in Dortmund from 2013 to 2018. The Gabonese scored 114 goals in 213 games for BVB. The Gabonese is now lacing up his shoes for Premier League club Arsenal.