Saturday, 14 January 2017

Aubameyang scores first goal of 2017 AFCON Cup, pictured with Nigerian Star Artiste Davido

Former winner of the African player of the year award Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has become the first player to open the goal chart of the current ongoing 2017 Africa Cup of Nations as he fired hosts Gabon into the lead against minnows Guinea-Bissau. But a late
Juary Soares equaliser saw them hold hosts Gabon to a 1-1 draw in Saturday's opening game.

Soares headed home for the tournament debutants in the 90th minute to cancel out Gabonese poster boy Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's opener in the Group A game at the Stade de l'Amitie in capital Libreville.

Before the match, Aubameyang was pictured with Nigerian Hip-pop star musician Davido who performed on stage at the grand opening of the tournament.
In the other Group A game, Burkina Faso also came from behind to hold Cameroon to a 1-1 draw  in Libreville.

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