After 13 years of pride representing Gabon, Barcelona forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has announced that I am retiring from my international career. The 32-year-old wrote in Aubameyang’s letter. In what may be a shocking announcement to some soccer fans, particularly those in Gabon, star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has informed that he will no longer represent his country at the international level, thereby validating his retirement from international play. Barcelona forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has announced his international retirement, coming out just two weeks ahead of Gabon’s start to the qualifying campaign for Gabon’s place at next year’s African Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast. Now the Gabon FA has confirmed that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang plans to retire from international duty, he can concentrate fully on his achievements with Barcelona.
After being left out of Gabon’s Africa Cup of Nations squad at the start of February, the Barcelona forward has decided to call time on his career with Gabon. In a letter forwarded to the Gabonese FA, Barcelona forward Gabon has noted he has decided to hang up the boots on the international stage after 13 years of representing his country. The Gabon federation said they received a letter from Barcelona striker and Gabon captain on Tuesday, telling them that he was retiring from playing for Gabon after 13 years. The Barcelona forward has shown an impressive fitness form for Barcelona, having joined the side last winter.
“After 13 years of pride in representing my country, I announce that I am ending my international career,” he wrote.
“I would like to thank the Gabonese people and all those who have supported me in the good like the bad times.
“I will keep a lot of good memories like the day I made my debut at romnisports or the day I came back from Nigeria with the African Ballon d’Or
After testing positive for COVID-19 upon arriving in Cameroon and also being flown to Europe for testing on suspected cardiac damage caused by the virus, the 32-year-old did not play for Gabon in this year’s event. He eventually received a clear health check. The forward has since gone on to become the record-breaking scorer in Gabon, finding the back of the net on 30 occasions from 72 matches across all competitiotournament’sng is the only Gabonese international to have won the Africa Footballer of the Year Award, having claimed the individual honour in 2015 while playing for his former club, Borussia Dortmund. Without Aubameyang, Gabon managed to make it through the tournament’s knockout rounds, where they fell on penalties to Burkina Faso.