Gabon Football Association have appointed François Aubameyang as the new head coach of the Gabon National Team in a decision made by the group of National coaches in Gabon.
In a statement from the National coaches of Gabon to the press François Aubameyang will be deputised by Daniel Cousin while Françols Amegasse will be General Manager.
The statement reads; “Given the urgency and the current situation, it was decided to constitute, around the Panthers of Gabon, group of coaches with a very good knowledge of Gabonese football and its environment. Therefore, we have as national coaches, Pierre François Aubameyang and Daniel Cousin, while Françols Amegasse will act as General Manager.
“These three former captains of the national football team deserve, with their strong knowledge on the field and experience of top-level competitions, to transmit their experience and tactical abilities to the team.”
Aubameyang, 53, captained Gabon when the country made its Nations Cup debut in 1994 and played over 200 matches in the French league. Cousin, 41, formerly of Hull City and Glasgow Rangers played in France and Greece, scored 13 goals in 53 appearances for his country and represented them at the 2000, 2010 and 2012 Nations Cup finals.
François is the Father to Arsenal forward and Gabon National team captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.