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We lost with pride – Aubameyang opens up on CAF qualifiers loss.


Arsenal striker Patrick Aubameyang admitted that his side lost honourably in the group African cup of nations qualifiers. Gabon who were faced Gambia in the first leg of the CAF qualifiers failed to snatch 3 points against the hosts country.

Aubameyang shared earlier how his teammates were forced to spend the night on the floor at the airport because of administrative issues. The Gabonese players complained about the lack of proper reception they received in Gambia, forcing them to an uncomfortable night at the airport. This explains the lack of form in the Gabonese team which saw them concede two goals at the match while failing to score more than one.

Gabon trailed one goal behind Gambia in the CAF qualifiers clash, thanks to a brace by M. Barrow who opened the scoring in the early minutes of the second half and thereafter doubling the lead thirty minutes later. The Gabonese responded with a late goal few minutes before the final whistle with a striker from Ecuele Manga but failed to grab an equalizer despite dominating most of game.

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Aubameyang explained the loss as a result of the poor treatment meted out to them earlier at the airport, insisting that was the cause of the team’s loss of form. He therefore declared that following the results of the game, his team lost with pride.

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