The Panthereaux have unveiled a 21-man roster for the 2012 men’s Olympic football tournament, but will have to replace Bruno Manga after Lorient declined to release the defender
Gabon U-23 coach Claude-Albert Mbourounot has published his final list for the London 2012 men’s Olympic football tournament as the outfit trains in Libreville.
The senior team goalkeeper Didier Ovono, FC Lorient’s defender Bruno Ecuele Manga and Charly Moussono of Libreville-based Missile FC have been included as the three overage players, but Lorient coach Christian Gourcuff has declined to release Ecuele Manga following pre-season arrangements, according to Ouest-France.
However, Saint-Etienne's 23-year-old striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang figures as one of the regular players.
Gabon are up against Mexico, South Korea and Switzerland in Group B and will begin their campaign against the Swiss on July 26 at St James' Park in Newcastle.
The Panthereaux will face Honduras on July 11 in a final preparatory friendly match to be played in Austria.
Gabon's Olympic squad in full:
|Anthony Mfa Mezui||Le Man|
|Bruno Ecuele Manga||Auxerre|
|Henri Junior Ndong|
|Franck Engonga Obame|
|Jerry Landry Obiang|
|Axel Meye Me Ndong|