The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has fined Gabon captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, $10,000 for posting “offensive and degrading material” that “dents the image of the African football ruling body”.
The punishment was handed out to the Arsenal striker, after he slammed CAF, claiming he was made to feel like a “hostage”,
Aubameyang was forced to sleep in an airport alongside his teammates ahead of the Group D Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Gambia.
They were billed to play the West African country on Monday, but arrived at the Banjul International Airport late on Sunday night.
Upon their arrival, the Panthers were delayed at the airport with reports claiming their passports were seized despite providing their COVID-19 results to the immigration officers for checks.
Aubameyang then took to his Instagram page to share the incident with his followers.
“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,” CAF’s statement read in part.
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