Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang fined $10000 by CAF
Arsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been fined $10000 by the CAF for ‘undermining’
the image of African football, Aubameyang “publicly published offensive and degrading material that
honour and image of the Confederation of African Football,” said a statement. Aubameyang had called
on CAF “to take its responsibilities”
Recall, the Gabonese striker took to social media last month to claim that he and the rest of the Gabon squad
were held at Banjul Airport in Gambia for more than six hours overnight after having their passports taken —
before being allowed into the country for their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier clash.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) stated Aubameyang’s decision to document the event on social
media was ‘offensive and degrading’.
“Mr Pierre Emerick Emiliano Francois Aubameyang has publicly published offensive and degrading material that
undermines the honour and image of the Confederation of African Football,” a statement from Caf read.
“In terms of the Caf Statutes & Regulations, in terms of Articles 10, 11, 43.1, 46, 82 of the Disciplinary Code,
the Caf disciplinary board decided to impose a fine of 10,000 USD for breach of the values of sportsmanship
and integrity on the Gabonese Football Federation for the regrettable behaviour of the player.”