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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Gabon Men's National Soccer Team News

September 5, 2015 - Malick Evouna scores brace in win over Sudan
"Gabon have crushed Sudan 4-0 in what was a convincing home victory to put them top of Group I in Africa Nations Cup qualifying on Saturday evening. Malick Evouna put Gabon into a 29th minute lead before Samson Mbingui doubled their advantage in the 61st minute. The dangerous Malick Evouna sealed his brace on the 68th minute and star forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang finished the job in the 70th minute." - African Football

March 25, 2015 - Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores brace in win over Mali
"Seven goals were scored yesterday in the friendly game between Gabon and Mali. The game ended on a (4-3) score for Gabon. Soumbeyla Diakite scored the opening goal for Mali in the 6‘ of the game. Malick Evouna scored the equalizer for Gabon ten minutes before the end of the first half. The second half was a real race between both national teams! Molla Wague gave back the advantage to Mali by scoring the second goal in the 57th minute. After that, Aubameyang scored two goals for Gabon in the 63‘ and 65‘. However , Mali players did not surrender: Sakho equalized again for Mali in the 82‘ of the first half. Mali had to finish the last ten minutes of this game with ten players. Gabon benefited from this advantage and scored the winning goal in the last minute of the game by Manga." - Star Africa

January 17, 2015 - Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang & Malick Evouna score in win over Burkina Faso
"Gabon's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put aside the trauma of his last African Nations Cup finals appearance with the first goal in a 2-0 win over Burkina Faso in their Group A opener on Saturday. The French-born striker, who missed the decisive penalty in a quarter-final shootout against Mali three years ago when Gabon co-hosted the tournament, opened the scoring in the 19th minute. It was a classic poacher's goal as he found his way blocked but steadied himself at the second attempt before blasting home at the Estadio de Bata. A close-range header from Malick Evouna in the 72nd minute wrapped up the victory that puts Gabon top of the section after the first day of the tournament." - Yahoo

January 7, 2015 - AFCON roster named
  • Goalkeepers: Stephane Bitseki (Mounana), Anthony Mfa Mezui (Metz/FRA), Didier Ovono (Ostend/BEL)
  • Defenders: Aaron Appindangoye (Mounana), Yrondu Musavu King (Caen/FRA), Bruno Ecuele Manga (Cardiff City/ENG), Henri Junior Ndong (Auxerre/FRA), Johan Obiang (Chateauroux/FRA), Benjamin Ze Ondo (Setif/ALG), Lloyd Palun (Nice/FRA), Junior Randal Oto'o Zue (Braga/POR)
  • Midfielders: Kanga Guelor (Rostov/RUS), Levy Madinda (Celta Vigo/ESP), Samson Mbingui (Mouloudia Alger/ALG), Didier Ibrahim Ndong (Sfaxien/TUN), Alexander N'Doumbou (Marseille/FRA), Andre Biyogho Poko (Bordeaux/FRA), Bonaventure Sokambi (Chlef/ALG)
  • Strikers: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund/GER), Frederic Bulot (Charlton/ENG), Malick Evouna (Wydad Casablanca/MAR), Johan Lengoualama (El-Jadida/MAR), Romaric Rogombe (AC Leopards/CGO)
November 19, 2014 - Malick Evouma scores brace in win over Lesotho
"Gabon finished top of their African Cup of Nations qualifying group after beating Lesotho 4-2 in their Group C match at the Stade d'Angondjé on Wednesday night. The result combined with Burkina Faso’s 1-1 draw against Angola in the group’s other game means Gabon sit atop the standings with 12 points from their six games.... It was a slow start to the game but Gabon managed to open the scoring five minutes before the halftime whistle courtesy of a Levy Madinda strike, 1-0. Malick Evouma doubled his side’s lead six minutes into the second half before Lesotho pulled a goal back in the 55th minute, 2-1. Gabon took a two goal lead again in the 67th minute courtesy of a Ndong own goal before once again Lesotho reduced the deficit to one goal in the 74th minute. Evouma made certain of the win with his second goal of the night ten minutes before time, 4-2." - SuperSport 

October 11, 2014 - Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores brace in win over Burkina Faso
"L’équipe du Gabon a battu celle du Burkina Faso 2-0 grâce à un doublé de Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, ce 11 octobre 2014 à Libreville. Une victoire qui permet aux Gabonais de prendre la première place du groupe C en éliminatoires de la CAN 2015. Avec Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, l’équipe du Gabon dispose peut-être du meilleur attaquant africain actuel. L’avant-centre du Borussia Dortmund a en tout cas répondu présent face au Burkina Faso, ce 11 octobre 2014 à Libreville, en éliminatoires de la Coupe d’Afrique des nations. « PEA » s’est fendu d’un doublé en seconde période qui permet aux Gabonais d’envisager la qualification pour la CAN 2015." - rfi

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