- Gabon are without the likes of Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Mario Lemina for their AFCON clash against Morocco
- Their fixture against Morocco on Tuesday, January 18 is set to determine the fate of Gabon in the AFCON
- The Panthers of Gabon revealed through their social media that they turned to extraterrestrial powers in a bid to boost their chances at success at the tournament
The Panthers of Gabon on Monday, January 17 made an interesting announcement – that they would be resorting to extraterrestrial intervention in a bid to boost their chances at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Gabon are currently second in Group C with a win and draw from their opening two games, and will be looking to secure their ticket to the last 16 when they take on a dangerous Morocco side on Tuesday.
Morocco will surely be considered favorites in the tournament, especially with Algeria on the verge of an exit, as they have won two of their last two games and have already qualified for the last 16.
Ahead of the crunch clash, the Gabonese Football Federation (FEGAFOOT) took Facebook to announce the possible usage of sorcery to win against Morocco.
"Starting tomorrow, every game will be a final. The case there is no longer simple. We go back to the mbandja and activate the 12th man, and according to the recommendations of Moupetangoye, we will also need the 13th man. Gabon above all,” said the statement published on Monday night.
Gabon have already been dealt a blow in the tournament as Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Marco Lemina.
Aubameyang is set to return to Arsenal for further tests over a heart problem, while Lemina controversially announced his retirement from international football, citing various controversial reasons.
Gabon are however not in dire need for a win as they are guaranteed a place in the last 16 if they hold Morocco to a draw, regardless of how the Ghana-Comoros clash will go.
Source: Sports Brief News