Daniel Cousin announced as Gabon coach after Pierre Aubame rejects job

first_imgFormer Hull City and Rangers striker Daniel Cousin has been announced has the new Gabon coach after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s father turned down the job.Cousin’s appointment has been confirmed by the Gabon Football Federation (FEGAFOOT), who were last week heavily criticised for Aubameyang for the appoitment of his father Pierre Aubame as co-coach alongside CousinArsenal’s Aubymeyang heavily criticised the football federation after they appointed his father as the coach without his affirmation. Auba came out and said that his father was ill and did not want the job anyway, which led to an embarrassing situation for the FEGAFOOT.Aubameyang, the 2015 African Footballer of the Year, said the original announcement was “another example of the federation’s amateurism” but FEGAFOOT said they were pressured into it by the sports minister, without explaining why.Aubame also captained the national team, was among Gabon’s first exports to French league football and has previously served as an assistant coach with the Gabon team.Cousin replaces former Spain manager Juan Antonio Camacho, who was fired after winning just two matches in his two year spell as Gabon coach.Cousin takes charge for the first time when Gabon face South Sudan in Libreville on Oct. 12 and the same opposition in Juba four days later, needing all six points to revive their hopes of qualifying for next year’s African Nations Cup finals.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img

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