Berlin (dpa) – As former Dortmund Bundesliga professional Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is reported to have posted an insulting tweet, the Gabonese association has been fined by the African Football Association CAF.
The circumstances were the reason for the qualifying match for the Africa Cup of Nations on November 16 between The Gambia and Gabon. Gabon has to pay the equivalent of 8,260 euros (10,000 dollars), the Gambian Association 82,550 euros (100,000 dollars). Gabon wants to appeal.
The Gabonese team with Arsenal FC’s star striker Aubameyang had spent more than five hours at the airport the night before the game. Some players slept on the floor and Gabon lost the game 2-1. As corona test results reportedly did not arrive on time, The Gambia refused team entry after landing shortly before midnight.
“We lost like men,” Aubameyang tweeted after the defeat. He mentioned it CAF account – with a middle finger emoji. The CAF has now ruled that Aubameyang has publicly published “offensive and demeaning material that undermines the honor and image of the Confederation of African Football”.