Arsenal superstar Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s father Pierre Francois has been appointed the new coach of Gabon together with Daniel Cousin.
The pair who will have equal roles in the new set-up replaces Spanish coach Jose Antonio Camacho. Their task is to reach the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals.
“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,” Gabonese Football Federation (Fegafoot) announced.
“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.”
The first competitive games for the duo are in mid-October, with back-to-back 2019 qualifiers against South Sudan.