Former captains Pierre Aubame and Daniel Cousin have been named as co-coaches of Gabon after the dismissal last week of Spaniard Jose Antonio Camacho, the country’s football federation said.
Aubame is the father of Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang while Cousin, who was a forward at Rangers and Hull City, previously acted as team manager in charge of logistics.
Francois Amegasse, another former national team skipper, takes over Cousin’s role.
“We hope these three former captains will transmit their experience to the players,” said a statement from the federation.”
Camacho, a former Spain coach, was fired last week after winning only two out of 17 matches, while he was in charge over the last two years.
The news came few hours after Pierre Emerick Aubameyang grabbed a b race in Arsenal’s 4-2 UEFA Europa League win against Ukranian side, Vorskla Poltava.
Aubameyang’s coach, Unai Emery was pleased that Arsenal kicked off their Europa League campaign with a 4-2 home win over Ukraine’s Vorskla Poltava but could not hide his frustration at the concession of two late goals.
The North London club were marching towards a dominant victory on Thursday when Mesut Ozil put them 4-0 ahead but two goals in the last 14 minutes from the visitors left Arsenal without a clean sheet this season.
Emery called on his players to improve their defensive mentality, especially after conceding a stoppage time goal in a 2-1 win over Newcastle United last weekend.
“Our disappointment today is the two goals conceded,” the Arsenal manager told reporters.
“We are speaking before each match to take a mentality of ‘don’t concede chances easily’… but the last 30 minutes, we needed to be better on this competitive aspect.