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Aubameyang Explains Why He Chose Gabon Over France and Spain

Aubameyang Explains Why He Chose Gabon Over France and Spain

By SL International - Mar 21, 2018 08:56 AM

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was eligible to represent France and Spain, but the Arsenal striker has explained why chose to represent Gabon.

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Aubameyang was born in France to a Spanish mother, which made him eligible to play for both nations.

However, the striker opted to play for the nation where his father was born. His father featured for clubs such as Nice, Toulouse and Le Havre.

"I was very young when I decided [which country to play for]," Aubameyang told Arsenal's official website.

"I wanted to follow in my father's footsteps. He was captain of the national side in the past.

"I could well have chosen to play for Spain or France. I played for the French under-21 team, but I realised very quickly that in my heart I wanted to emulate my father."

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Faysal Joined: 14 Feb 2011
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Faysal Mar 22, 2018 09:48 AM
And you did well player
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The General T Joined: 21 Mar 2018
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The General T Mar 21, 2018 05:45 PM
OK well done, the Ayew brothers (Jordan and Andre )who has born in Marseille did the same
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Munangwangwa Mar 21, 2018 03:50 PM
You've made a good decision Charlie.. I m very proud of you.. proudly African.. as long as you are a black you are an African..
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Mketule 1 Mar 21, 2018 03:23 PM
@Tom Po KeCanon Do you feel iry?
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fanist Mar 21, 2018 01:29 PM
One man said " I'm an African " that's one should proudly say when he/she belongs to this beautiful land and not opt to be colonise. N there will never be a white who will opt African country than Europe.
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Ben_Stokes_101 Mar 21, 2018 01:10 PM
Because he's a cow...
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Tom Po KeCanon Joined: 16 Apr 2017
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Tom Po KeCanon Mar 21, 2018 11:19 AM
The whole Algerian national team is legible to play for European nations. I honour you, drogba and company. Wherever you come from as long as you're black, you are an Africa: Peter Herbert MacIntosh
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Zax5-Bucs Mar 21, 2018 10:15 AM
@PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN with cows like Benzema and that Arsenal cow call Giraud or whatever he is called, Auba would be their no1 striker
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junior mafia Mar 21, 2018 10:08 AM
True Africanism boy not these colonised mamparas always wanna be white.Thinking white is the best thing,mamparas
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Joined: 24 Mar 2017
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Mar 21, 2018 09:53 AM
This Donky knew that in Spain or France they don't select Cows
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Joined: 24 Mar 2017
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Mar 21, 2018 09:50 AM
U lying wena maarn u knew that in France or Spain u were gonna be watching frm distance all the time
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Joined: 06 Aug 2017
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Mar 21, 2018 09:39 AM
Nice in africa we prefer dad dan mum dats y we dnt uz mum's surname,ur related to gabon not spain or france
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Madredz Mar 21, 2018 09:22 AM
Its better because you choose to represent Gabon yourself. Here in South Africa, overrated cows are forced to represent us. You did the ripht thing boy.

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