Gabon coach Jose Antonio Camacho has backed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's claim that the nation's World Cup qualifying bid was sabotaged by dodgy orange juice.
Gabon striker Aubameyang complained in a tweet that the orange juice at breakfast had left half the team and staff with stomach problems ahead of their crucial African Group C qualifier in Morocco on Saturday.
Gabon lost 3-0 in Casablanca to see their hopes of qualifying for next summer's World Cup ended.
"I also was affected," Camacho told...
Morocco defender Medhi Benatia teased Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang over his claim that his country's World Cup qualifying bid had been sabotaged by dodgy orange juice.
In a tweet posted hours before the teams met in a crucial African zone Group C qualifier in Morocco on Saturday, Aubameyang wrote: "Half of the team and staff with upset stomachs. Incredible on matchday...Oh no, it's a good one! What orange juice this morning!"
Moitié de l'équipe + le staff mal de ventre incroyable le jour du match 🤔🤔🤔😆😂 ah non c'est fort 😤quel sacré jus d'orange 🍹ce matin🙈— Aubameyang P-E (@Aubameyang7) October 7, 2017
Gabon lost 3-0, ending their hopes of reaching the finals...
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has confirmed that he is prepared to return for Gabon in the Panthers' upcoming World Cup qualifier against Morocco after missing the international break earlier this month.
The Central Africans are outsiders in the race for Russia, having amassed just five points from their opening four qualifiers.
While they were abject in their home defeat by the Ivory Coast in Libreville on September 2, they pulled off the best result of Jose Antonio Camacho's tenure when they won 2-1...
Ivory Coast secured an important 3-0 win over Gabon in an African region World Cup qualifier at Stade de Franceville on Saturday night.
Max-Alain Gradel opening the scoring in the second half and Seydou Doumbia netted twice late on as Marc Wilmots' side took control of Group C in their quest for qualifiction for Russia 2018.
The Panthers, meanwhile, look increasingly unlikely to qualify after this result and still have to play the Ivorians and Morocco away from home.
Ivory Coast boasted a strong...