Gabon name AFCON squad
Gabon have announced their final list of 23 players for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.
The big news is the inclusion of Olympique Marseille midfielder Mario Lemina, who was formerly a former France youth international. It remains to be seen whether Lemina will expect the Panthers’ call.
Also announced by coach Jorge Costa are four reservists, in the event of injury or withdrawal before the tournament kicks off on the 17th of January.
Gabon 23-man squad
Goalkeepers: Didier Ovono (Ostend, Belgium), Anthony Mfa Mezui (Metz, France), Stéphane Bitseki (CF Mounana).
Defenders: Lloyd Palun (Nice, France), Yrondy Musavu King (Caen, France), Benjamin Zé Ondo (ES Setif, Algeria), Bruno Ecuele Manga (Cardiff City, England), Henri Junior Ndong (Auxerre, France), Aaron Appindangoye (CF Mounana), Johan Obiang (Chateauroux, France), Junior Randal Oto Zue (Sporting Braga, Portugal).
Midfielders: André Biyogho Poko (Bordeaux, France), Didier Ndong Ibrahim (CS Sfaxien, Tunisia), Samson Mbingui (MC Alger, Algeria), Mario Lemina (Marseille, France), Lévy Madinda (Celta Vigo, Spain), Kanga Guelor (FC Rostov, Russia), Alexander NDOUMBOU (Marseille, France).
Forwards: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund, Germany), Malick Evouna (WAC Casablanca, Morocco), Frédéric Bulot (Charlton Athletic, England), Romaric Rogombé (AC Leopards, Congo), Johan Lengoualama (Difaa, Morocco).
Bonaventure Sokambi (CF Mounana), Franck Engongah (OC Khouribga, Morocco), Romuald Ntsitsigui (Mangasport), Gilles Mbang Ondo (RAS Al Khaimah, UAE).