CAF fines Aubameyang for social media outburst

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has fined Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been fined $10,000 for social media posts.

CAF said the post had tarnished its “honour and image”.

Aubameyang posted in the social media after Gabon spent the night on an airport floor ahead of an African Cup of Nations qualifier in November.

The player and his team mates were stuck at the airport in the Gambia after arriving for a qualifying game. They were not allowed to leave as officials argued over COVID-19 testing.

The Arsenal striker posted pictures of players sleeping on the airport floor and wrote: “Nice job CAF, it’s as if we were back in the 1990s.”

He later added: “This will not demotivate us but people need to know and CAF need to take responsibility.

“It is 2020 and we want Africa to grow but this is not how we will get there.”

CAF’s disciplinary committee said the content was offensive and degrading.

African football’s governing body also fined Gambia’s FA $100,000, half of which was suspended for 24 months.

“The Gambian federation did not comply to the loyalty, integrity and sportsmanship values and rules of fair play concerning the reception of the Gabonese delegation,” CAF said in a statement.

Gabon arrived shortly before midnight and were allowed to go to their hotel about five hours later. They lost 2-1 to Gambia later in the day. 

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