Angered by their disappointing exit from the 2019 African Cup of Nations, Gabonese fans took to the social media venting their anger and frustration on The Panthers’ star footballer, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, asking the Arsenal forward to quit the national team.
The Panthers saw their 2019 Africa Nations Cup ticket hope shattered by Burundi who held them to a 1-1 draw to qualify for their first ever AFCON tournament.
Aubameyang had earlier retired from the Gabonese national team but was pressurised to reconsider his decision, however, after what the fans considered as his less impressive performance and failure to provide the expected leadership to propel The Panthers to AFCON 2019, the fans are calling time on his career in the national team.
Here are some tweets by Gabon supporters who felt disappointed.
“@Aubameyang7 retire and goodbye. Thanks
“Announce international retirement @Aubameyang7.”
“How is Gabon not making it to AFCON a shock? Made it out of the group stage once in 23 years.
“Aubameyang’s presence doesn’t make them great overnight. In fact, they’ve won more games without him over the last three years. Collective effort beats individual brilliance, always.”
“Aubameyang made all that noise about whether he would play for Gabon or not only to drop a disaster class when his country needed him the most. Stay in London.”