Chelsea striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is considering a sincere offer from the President of Gabon to reconsider his decision to retire from international football.
Despite playing a limited role for Chelsea this season, Aubameyang remains one of Gabon’s top football stars. He was the captain of the national team before retiring from international football in May 2022 after a successful 13-year career with Gabon, scoring 30 goals in 72 appearances.
However, Aubameyang is now considering a return to the national team after receiving an offer from President Ali Bongo Ondimba. Recently, the Chelsea striker met with the 64-year-old dictator, and this could be the turning point that opens the door for Aubameyang’s return to the Gabon team in the near future.
Aubameyang is Gabon’s all-time leading goal scorer and the only Gabonese player to be honored as “African Footballer of the Year”.
The 33-year-old striker and his family have a close relationship with President Ondimba. It is hoped that the president can persuade Aubameyang, who is recognized as one of the most successful sports figures in Gabon’s history, to reverse his decision. Aubameyang himself is seriously considering this possibility.
Gabon is currently leading their group in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifying round, which includes Sudan, Mauritania, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Aubameyang’s presence could help Gabon qualify for the tournament, which will be held in Ivory Coast in January 2024.
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