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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and 2 Ghanan opponents all sidelined with heart issues



Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was ruled out of Gabon’s match with Ghana due to ‘Covid-related’ heart problems, as reported in The Sun on 14th January.


Arsenal ace Aubameyang missed his national team's Group C opener against Comoros on Monday after testing positive for Covid-19.


In the opposing team, Axel Meye and Mario Lemina were also sidelined from the game at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium, both reportedly suffering with minor heart issues.


All three were diagnosed with coronavirus recently and medical examinations showed they are dealing with minor heart problems, said to be as a result of the virus. The Confederation of African Football revealed they didn't want to take any risks.


While it’s not confirmed whether or not all three players are vaccinated, we did find a report from the 8th January describing how The Confederation of African Football has set down tough rules: those wanting to enter the stadium must be completely vaccinated.


It makes sense, then, that players are most likely vaccinated.


You can read The Sun’s article regarding Aubameyang here: https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/17328904/arsenal-pierre-emerick-aubameyang-covid-19/


You can read The Star’s article mentioning the CAF’s rules here:

https://www.the-star.co.ke/sports/football/2022-01-08-cameroonians-ready-for-football-fun-if-covid-allows/

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