Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was Gabon's only goalscorer at the Africa Cup of Nations. - © imago
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was Gabon's only goalscorer at the Africa Cup of Nations. - © imago
Bundesliga

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang unable to beat the odds with Gabon

He is currently out on his own at the top of the Bundesliga scoring chart but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was unable to add to his 16-goal tally when Borussia Dortmund travelled to SV Werder Bremen on Matchday 17 – for a very good reason.

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The Gabon international was instead doing all he could to help the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations hosts try to pull off what would have been an upset success of major proportions, but it was to be in vain. For while Aubameyang himself is now a star of world standing, the rest of his national team colleagues are altogether less familiar names at the top end of the game, and despite the BVB sharpshooter's upbeat spirits heading into the tournament, they fell agonisingly short without losing a single game: three draws were not enough to take the hosts beyond the group stage.

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