Gabon national football team

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Gabon
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Les Panthères
(The Panthers)
AssociationGabonese Football Federation
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationUNIFFAC (Central Africa)
Head coachPatrice Neveu
CaptainPierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Most capsDidier Ovono (112)
Top scorerPierre-Emerick Aubameyang (30)
Home stadiumStade d'Angondjé
FIFA codeGAB
First colours
Second colours
Third colours
FIFA ranking
Current 81 Increase 1 (31 March 2022)[1]
Highest30 (July 2009)
Lowest125 (April–May 2003)
First international
 Upper Volta 5–4 Gabon 
(Madagascar; 13 April 1960)
Biggest win
 Gabon 7–0 Benin 
(Libreville, Gabon; 2 April 1995)
Biggest defeat
 Cameroon 6–0 Gabon 
(Abidjan, Ivory Coast; 26 December 1961)
 Morocco 6–0 Gabon 
(Rabat, Morocco; 15 November 2006)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances8 (first in 1994)
Best resultQuarter-finals, 1996 and 2012

The Gabon national football team (French: Équipe de football du Gabon) represents Gabon in men's international football. The team's nickname is The Panthers and it is governed by the Gabonese Football Federation. They have never qualified for the FIFA World Cup, but have qualified eight times (as of 2021) for the Africa Cup of Nations. The team represents both FIFA and Confederation of African Football (CAF).

History

1960s

Gabon made their debut on 13 April 1960 by entering the first Friendship Games (Jeux de L'Amitié) tournament, created for French-speaking African countries (a precursor to the modern African Games), held in Antananarivo, Madagascar. In the First Round they were drawn against Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso), who were also making their debut, and lost 5–4, despite leading 3–2 at half-time.[3][4][5] They did not play another match for over a year and a half, until the next time the tournament was staged, in December 1961 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.[3] They were drawn in Pool 3 alongside Cameroon and Senegal. Gabon began the tournament with a 3–2 defeat to Senegal on Christmas Day, before being thrashed 6–0 by Cameroon on Boxing Day, finishing bottom of their group.[6] A few months after the tournament, the Gabonese Football Federation (Federation Gabonaise de Football) was formed to officially oversee the development of the national team and the domestic game.[7] The new association would not have to wait long for their first win, as in their very next match on 14 July 1962 they defeated the Congo 3–1 in their first match on home soil. They played 2 more matches in 1962, a 1–1 home draw with Cameroon on 20 August, a vast improvement over their previous meeting, and a 3–1 away defeat to the Congo on 16 September, before entering the third and final Friendship Games held in April 1963 in Dakar, Senegal.[3] They were drawn in Group C, along with British Gambia, the France amateur team, and Upper Volta. They opened on 12 April with a strong 4–0 win over Upper Volta, but were comfortably beaten 3–0 by the French amateurs 2 days later. They drew their final game 2–2 with British Gambia on 16 April and finished 2nd in the group, a marked improvement over their previous 2 appearances at the tournament; however only the group winners progressed and therefore Gabon were eliminated.[8] A few months later, Gabon entered qualification for the 1966 FIFA World Cup held in England. However, on 8 October 1964 they withdrew from the competition, along with all the other African entrants, in protest at FIFA's decision to only award 1 finals place to all of Africa, Asia and Oceania.[9][10]

As a result of this boycott, Gabon did not play another match for over two years until August 1965, when they hosted a friendly double-header against Nigeria, drawing 2–2 on 28 August and losing 4–1 the next day. At the 35th FIFA Congress held in London, England on 6 July 1966, Gabon were officially admitted as full members of FIFA.[7] They played their next match on 2 December 1966 when they suffered a 4–3 defeat against the Democratic Republic of the Congo, before playing them again on 4 January 1967 at home, this time winning 1–0. They played one more friendly, a 3–0 home defeat to the Ivory Coast on 28 March, before entering qualification for the 1968 Olympic football tournament, held in Mexico.[11] In the First Round, they were drawn against Guinea with whom they drew the first leg 0–0 at home on 18 June, before being routed in the second leg 6–1, on 9 July.[12] In 1967, they also became full members of CAF.[13] Following on from the Olympic qualifiers, Gabon did not play another match for over two years until they travelled to Dahomey (now Benin) on 24 August 1969 to play a friendly, which they lost 1–0.[11]

1970s

Gabon then did not play for over a year, before entering qualification for the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time. Their attempt to qualify for the 1972 tournament held in Cameroon fell at the first hurdle however, as they were drawn against Ivory Coast in the First Round. They lost the first leg at home 2–1 on 8 November 1970, and were defeated 1–0 away two weeks later.[11] Gabon then entered qualification for the 1972 Olympic football tournament held in West Germany. In the First Round they were drawn against Cameroon. Having lost the first leg 3–2 in Libreville on 30 May 1971, Gabon forfeited the tie as they did not travel to Yaoundé to contest the return leg.[14] Following this ignominious exit, Gabon entered qualification for the 1974 FIFA World Cup held in West Germany, and were due to play Cameroon in the First Round the Summer of 1972, however they withdrew before the matches could be played.[15] As a result of this withdrawal, they did not play another match for over a year until they entered the football tournament at the 1972 Central African Cup (a precursor to the Central African Games) held in Brazzaville, Congo. The 5-team round robin tournament included, alongside Gabon; Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Congo, and Chad. They played their first match on 16 July against the Congo, losing 3–0. Two days later they were defeated 3–1 by the Central African Republic and on 20 July they were soundly beaten by Cameroon, 4–0. However they salvaged some pride by beating Chad 1–0 in their final match on 22 July to avoid the bottom spot. Furthermore, this tournament doubled up as a qualification group for the 1973 All-Africa Games football tournament, and as Gabon did not win the group, they failed to qualify.[16] A year later they entered qualification for the 1974 African Cup of Nations held in Egypt, and were due to play the Central African Republic in the summer of 1973, however they once again withdrew before a ball was kicked.[17]

As a result, Gabon did not play a single match for almost 4 years until they thrashed São Tomé and Príncipe 6–1 at home in a friendly in May 1976, which was São Tomé and Príncipe's first international match.[18] A few weeks later Gabon hosted the inaugural Central African Games. In the football tournament, they were drawn into Group B alongside Burundi, Cameroon and Rwanda. They played their opening match on 28 June, registering a convincing 4–1 win over Burundi. Then, on 1 July they played out a 1–1 draw against Zaire who had travelled to Gabon to play each team in Group B in a friendly capacity, and had not entered the competition proper. On 5 July Gabon gained another impressive victory, beating Rwanda 3–0. In their final group game on 7 July they held neighbours Cameroon to creditable 0–0 draw, thus securing 2nd place (having only missed out on the top spot via goal difference) and qualification for the Semi-Finals. On 9 July they faced Group A winners the Congo, and were narrowly beaten 1–0. However, two days later they managed to clinch 3rd place with a 3–1 victory of the Central African Republic, to put the seal on an impressive performance in their own tournament.[19] A year later, Gabon entered qualification for the 1978 African Cup of Nations held in Ghana. After being given a bye in the First Round, they were drawn against the Congo in the Second. They lost the first leg away 3–2 on 17 July 1977, and drew the second at home 3–3 on 31 July, losing 6–5 on aggregate.[20] Later that year, they entered a qualification tournament for the football competition at the 1978 All-Africa Games held in Algiers, Algeria. The qualification tournament for their zone, which was held in Cameroon, consisted of 2 groups, with the top two teams in each group progressing to the Semi-Finals. In Gabon's group (B) were Burundi, the Congo and Equatorial Guinea. They beat Equatorial Guinea 2–0 in their opening match on Christmas Eve, defeated the Congo 1–0 on Boxing Day and beat Burundi 2-0 two days later. With 3 wins out of 3, they topped their group and faced Group A runners-up Chad in the Semi-Finals to whom they lost 3–1 on New Year's Eve, and therefore failed to qualify, as only the tournament winner went to the finals.[21] A few months later in February 1978, they hosted a friendly against Nigeria, which they lost 1–0. In January 1979 they registered a 2–2 away draw against Rwanda, before defeating Ivory Coast 2–1 at home in April.

2010s

In the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations, Gabon upset Cameroon 1–0 and had a good chance of progressing to the quarter-finals after a scoreless draw against Tunisia. However, Gabon lost 2–1 to Zambia as it finished in its group with a three-way tie with Zambia and Cameroon. Gabon only scored twice in the group stage and were eliminated on the goals scored tiebreaker. In 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, Gabon co-hosted the tournament as it won their group matches: 2–0 against Niger, 3–2 against Morocco, and 1–0 against Tunisia. The second match saw Gabon qualify for its first quarter-final since 1996 in the most dramatic circumstances. Gabon had come back to lead 2–1 only for Morocco to tie the match in early stoppage time. However, on the final play of the game, Gabon scored in the eighth minute of stoppage time, from a direct free kick. Eventually, Gabon lost 5–4 in penalties (1–1 a.e.t) in the quarterfinal against Mali, after a penalty missed by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who had scored three goals in the tournament.

Gabon began its 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign in the second round in Group E as it was drawn with Niger, Burkina Faso, and Congo. Despite opening its campaign with a scoreless draw against Niger, Gabon lost 3–0 due to having fielded ineligible player Charly Moussono. After four qualifiers, Gabon scored only one goal, but thanks to an Aubameyang hat-trick on June 15, 2013, Gabon stayed in contention for a play-off berth with a 4–1 victory over Niger. However, Burkina Faso eliminated Gabon in the final qualifier with the 1–0 result as Gabon finished third in its group.

For the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, Gabon has been drawn to qualify against Togo. Even though Daniel Cousin scored in each leg against Togo, Gabon missed out on the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations as it lost 3–2 on aggregate. A year later, Gabon played six qualifiers for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations as it was drawn with Burkina Faso, Angola and Lesotho. Despite a stunning 1–1 result in Lesotho in qualifying, Gabon finished ahead of Burkina Faso to top the group as it qualified for the tournament with a game to spare in Angola. In January 2015, Gabon was drawn along with Burkina Faso, Congo and Equatorial Guinea. However, its 2–0 victory on the opening day of the tournament were all the points Gabon achieved during the tournament as it suffered a shocking exit in the group stage.

Results and fixtures

The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

  Win   Draw   Loss

2021

1 September 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Libya  2–1  Gabon Benghazi, Libya
19:00 UTC+1
  • Salama 27'
  • Al Warfali 89'
Report Stadium: Martyrs of February Stadium
Referee: Bamlak Tessema Weyesa (Ethiopia)
8 October 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Angola  3–1  Gabon Luanda, Angola
18:30 UTC+1
Report
Stadium: Estádio 11 de Novembro
Referee: Souleiman Ahmed Djama (Djibouti)
11 October 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Gabon  2–0  Angola Franceville
14:00 UTC+1 Report Stadium: Stade de Franceville
Referee: Maguette N'Diaye (Senegal)
12 November 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Gabon  1–0  Libya Franceville
Report Stadium: Stade de Franceville
Referee: Mashood Ssali (Uganda)
16 November 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Egypt  2–1  Gabon Alexandria
15:00 UTC+2
Report Stadium: Borg El Arab Stadium
Referee: Georges Gatogato (Burundi)

2022

2 January Friendly Burkina Faso  3–0  Gabon
4 January Friendly Mauritania  1–1  Gabon Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Report Stadium: The Sevens Stadium
10 January 2021 AFCON Comoros  0–1  Gabon Yaoundé, Cameroon
Report Stadium: Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo
Referee: Peter Waweru (Kenya)
14 January 2021 AFCON Gabon  1–1  Ghana Yaoundé, Cameroon
20:00 Report
Stadium: Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo
Referee: Lahlou Benbraham (Algeria)
18 January 2021 AFCON Gabon  2–2  Morocco Yaoundé, Cameroon
Report
Stadium: Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo
Referee: Beida Dahane (Mauritania)

2023

Coaching history

Caretaker managers are listed in italics.

Players

Current squad

A 30-man provisional squad was announced for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations on 18 December 2021.[22]

Caps and goals updated as of 23 January 2022, after the match against Burkina Faso.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
16 1GK Anthony Mfa Mezui (1991-03-07) 7 March 1991 (age 31) 19 0 Luxembourg Rodange 91
23 1GK Donald Nzé (1992-04-05) 5 April 1992 (age 30) 3 0 Democratic Republic of the Congo Maniema Union
1 1GK Jean-Noël Amonome (1997-12-24) 24 December 1997 (age 24) 8 0 South Africa Uthongathi

5 2DF Bruno Ecuele Manga (1988-07-16) 16 July 1988 (age 33) 95 9 France Dijon
8 2DF Lloyd Palun (1988-11-28) 28 November 1988 (age 33) 71 0 France Bastia
6 2DF Johann Obiang (1993-07-05) 5 July 1993 (age 28) 42 0 France Rodez
25 2DF Junior Assoumou (1995-07-22) 22 July 1995 (age 26) 16 0 France Bourges
2DF Yoann Wachter (1992-04-07) 7 April 1992 (age 30) 9 0 France Saint-Malo
27 2DF Gilchrist Nguema (1996-08-07) 7 August 1996 (age 25) 5 0 Israel Maccabi Ahi Nazareth
4 2DF Sidney Obissa (2000-05-04) 4 May 2000 (age 22) 6 0 Belgium Olympic Charleroi
3 2DF Anthony Oyono (2001-04-12) 12 April 2001 (age 21) 9 0 France Boulogne
2 2DF Alex Moucketou-Moussounda (2000-10-10) 10 October 2000 (age 21) 7 1 Cyprus Aris Limassol
24 2DF David Sambissa (1996-01-11) 11 January 1996 (age 26) 3 0 Netherlands Cambuur
28 2DF Yannis N'Gakoutou (1998-09-30)30 September 1998 (aged 23) 2 0 France Lyon La Duchère

17 3MF André Biyogo Poko (1993-01-01) 1 January 1993 (age 29) 73 3 Turkey Altay
12 3MF Guélor Kanga (1990-08-01) 1 August 1990 (age 31) 57 2 Serbia Crvena Zvezda
3MF Didier Ndong (1994-05-17) 17 May 1994 (age 28) 41 0 Turkey Yeni Malatyaspor
18 3MF Mario Lemina (1993-09-01) 1 September 1993 (age 28) 24 3 France Nice
19 3MF Serge-Junior Martinsson Ngouali (1992-01-23) 23 January 1992 (age 30) 14 0 Croatia Gorica
3MF Nathanael Mbourou (1996-08-24) 24 August 1996 (age 25) 2 0 South Africa Maritzburg United

9 4FW Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (captain) (1989-06-18) 18 June 1989 (age 32) 72 30 Spain Barcelona
10 4FW Axel Méyé (1995-06-06) 6 June 1995 (age 26) 30 2 Morocco Ittihad Tanger
20 4FW Denis Bouanga (1994-11-11) 11 November 1994 (age 27) 31 7 France Saint-Étienne
7 4FW Aaron Boupendza (1996-08-07) 7 August 1996 (age 25) 27 5 Qatar Al-Arabi
14 4FW Louis Ameka (1996-10-03) 3 October 1996 (age 25) 23 0 Morocco Maghreb de Fès
11 4FW Jim Allevinah (1995-02-27) 27 February 1995 (age 27) 17 4 France Clermont
4FW Gaëtan Missi Mezu (1996-05-04) 4 May 1996 (age 26) 9 0 Bulgaria Tsarsko Selo
13 4FW Kévin Mayi (1993-01-14) 14 January 1993 (age 29) 4 0 Turkey Ümraniyespor
22 4FW Fahd Ndzengue (2000-07-07) 7 July 2000 (age 21) 2 0 Slovenia Tabor Sežana
15 4FW Ulrick Eneme Ella (2001-05-22) 22 May 2001 (age 21) 3 0 England Brighton & Hove Albion

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up for Gabon in the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Yves Bitséki Moto (1983-04-23) 23 April 1983 (age 39) 26 1 Malta Mosta v.  DR Congo, 22 March 2021PRE
GK Dallian Allogho (1996-06-08) 8 June 1996 (age 25) 0 0 Gabon Bouenguidi v.  DR Congo, 22 March 2021PRE

DF Stévy Nzambé (1991-09-04) 4 September 1991 (age 30) 12 0 Morocco Ittihad Tanger v.  DR Congo, 22 March 2021PRE

MF Lévy Madinda (1992-06-11) 11 June 1992 (age 29) 56 6 Malaysia Sabah v.  Egypt, 16 November 2021
MF Merlin Tandjigora (1990-04-06) 6 April 1990 (age 32) 29 1 Mali Djoliba v.  DR Congo, 22 March 2021PRE

FW Meshak Babanzila (2001-06-11) 11 June 2001 (age 20) 0 0 France Paris v.  DR Congo, 22 March 2021PRE

DEC Player refused to join the team after the call-up.
INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
PRE Preliminary squad.
RET Player has retired from international football.
SUS Suspended from the national team.

Records

As of 23 January 2022[23]
Players in bold are still active with Gabon.

Most appearances

Didier Ovono is Gabon's most capped player with 112 appearances.
Rank Player Caps Goals Career
1 Didier Ovono 112 0 2003–2019
2 François Amégasse 110 9 1984–2000
3 Bruno Ecuélé Manga 95 9 2007–present
4 Etienne Kassa-Ngoma 92 7 1985–1997
5 Cédric Moubamba 86 2 1998–2012
6 Valéry Ondo 80 12 1988–2001
7 Nzué Nguema 77 23 1995–2005
8 André Biyogo Poko 73 3 2010–present
9 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 72 30 2009–2022
Germain Mendome 72 0 1988–2000

Top goalscorers

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is Gabon's top scorer with 30 goals.
Rank Player Goals Caps Ratio Career
1 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 30 72 0.42 2009–2022
2 Nzué Nguema 23 77 0.3 1995–2005
3 Guy Roger Nzamba 21 47 0.45 1988–2000
4 Michel Minko 14 41 0.34 1984–1990
5 Brice Mackaya 13 43 0.3 1992–1999
Daniel Cousin 13 60 0.22 2000–2014
7 Malick Evouna 12 34 0.35 2012–present
Valéry Ondo 12 80 0.15 1988–2001
9 Bruno Zita Mbanangoyé 11 68 0.16 1999–2012
10 Etienne Bito'o 9 18 0.5 2000–2015
Bruno Ecuélé Manga 9 95 0.09 2007–present
François Amégasse 9 110 0.08 1984–2000

Competition records

FIFA World Cup record

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Part of  France Part of  France
Italy 1934
France1938
Brazil 1950
Switzerland 1954
Sweden 1958
Chile 1962
England 1966 Withdrew Withdrew
Mexico 1970 Did not enter Did not enter
West Germany 1974 Withdrew Withdrew
Argentina 1978 Did not enter Did not enter
Spain 1982
Mexico 1986
Italy 1990 Did not qualify 6 2 0 4 5 9
United States 1994 4 2 1 1 7 5
France 1998 7 2 1 4 4 11
South Korea Japan 2002 2 1 0 1 1 2
Germany 2006 12 3 5 4 15 14
South Africa 2010 16 9 0 7 20 13
Brazil 2014 6 2 1 3 5 6
Russia 2018 8 2 3 3 3 8
Qatar 2022 6 2 1 3 7 8
Canada Mexico United States 2026 To be determined To be determined
Total 0/22 67 25 12 30 67 76

Africa Cup of Nations record

Africa Cup of Nations record Africa Cup of Nations qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D* L GF GA
Sudan 1957 to United Arab Republic 1959 Part of  France Part of  France
Ethiopia 1962 to Ethiopia 1968 Not affiliated to CAF Not affiliated to CAF
Sudan 1970 Did not enter Did not enter
Cameroon 1972 Did not qualify 2 0 0 2 1 3
Egypt 1974 Withdrew Withdrew
Ethiopia 1976 Did not enter Did not enter
Ghana 1978 Did not qualify 2 0 1 1 5 6
Nigeria 1980 Did not enter Did not enter
Libya 1982 Withdrew Withdrew
Ivory Coast 1984 Did not qualify 2 0 1 1 2 6
Egypt 1986 2 0 1 1 1 3
Morocco 1988 2 1 0 1 1 1
Algeria 1990 6 3 0 3 6 6
Senegal 1992 6 2 3 1 3 2
Tunisia 1994 Group stage 12th 2 0 0 2 0 4 6 4 2 0 10 2
South Africa 1996 Quarter-finals 7th 3 1 1 1 4 3 4 3 0 1 8 2
Burkina Faso 1998 Did not qualify 6 1 4 1 5 5
Ghana Nigeria 2000 Group stage 16th 3 0 1 2 2 6 8 5 1 2 15 10
Mali 2002 Did not qualify 8 3 3 2 13 10
Tunisia 2004 6 2 0 4 7 7
Egypt 2006 12 3 5 4 15 14
Ghana 2008 4 2 1 1 6 5
Angola 2010 Group stage 10th 3 1 1 1 2 2
Gabon Equatorial Guinea 2012 Quarter-finals 5th 4 3 1 0 7 3
South Africa 2013 Did not qualify
Equatorial Guinea 2015 Group stage 12th 3 1 0 2 2 3
Gabon 2017 9th 3 0 3 0 2 2
Egypt 2019 Did not qualify
Cameroon 2021 Round of 16 12th 4 1 3 0 5 4
Ivory Coast 2023 To be determined
Guinea 2025
Total Quarter-finals 8/33 25 7 10 8 24 27

African Nations Championship record

Honours

UNIFAC Cup :

  • Champions: 1999

UDEAC Championship :

  • Champions: 1985, 1988
  • Runner-up: 1989

Minor

Champions: 2013
Runner-up: 2007

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