INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL

Aubameyang decides to retire from international football

Premier League

Barcelona striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is retiring from international football at the age of 32.

The forward represented his country for more than a decade and also wore the captain’s armband.

He played 72 times for Gabon and scored 30 goals. Moreover, the striker wrote to fans to explain his decision to retire from international football.

“After 13 years of pride representing my country, I am announcing that I am ending my international career.”

“I would like to give thanks to the people of Gabon and all of those who have helped me in the good and the bad times.”

He also had one special message to thank his father, He added: “Finally, I give thanks to my father, who gave me the desire to do as he did, hoping that I’ve been able to make him proud seeing me in our colours.”

This season, Aubameyang has been influential for Barcelona after the January transfer window. He has helped Barcelona achieve their goal, which is a top four finish in the league table. 

He scored 11 goals in 16 appearances for Barcelona this season.

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