Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is on a ‘mission’ for Gabon when they face South Sudan on Tuesday in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
The Arsenal striker has been called up by the national team after some uncertainty about his international career.
“We have a mission tomorrow, that of scoring goals and winning this game,” Aubameyang said at a press conference.
The captain of his country, Auba has 20 goals in 51 appearances for his country since his debut in 2009.
Gabon’s new manager, Daniel Cousin, said that he has no regrets over the players called up to the national team. “The group is doing well,” he said at the same press conference. “I am happy to see the motivation of each player summoned.
“We must take advantage of the speed offered by the fast players such as Aubameyang and Bouanga.”
The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations will take place in Cameroon between 15 June and 13 July next summer.
Gabon are currently in place as the 13th seed, and were drawn in a group with Mali, Burundi and their opponents this week, South Sudan. They currently sit third in their group after three games with one win, one draw and one defeat. Only the top two will qualify for the main tournament.
South Sudan are currently bottom of the group with no wins, no draws and no goals scored.