Libreville, Tuesday, March 21, 2023 (Info Gabon) – The Panthers coach invites the public to massive support for the national football team which faces the Nile Crocodiles next Thursday as part of the 3e day of the CAN Côte d’Ivoire 2024 qualifiers.
The Panthers of Gabon will need the mobilization of their supporters this Thursday, March 23, 2023 at the Franceville stadium where they face the Nile Crocodiles as part of the 3e qualifying day for the African Cup of Nations football (CAN) scheduled for 2024 in Côte d’Ivoire. In an interview with the Gabonese press, Patrice Neveu wants the eleventh player to actually wet the jersey. “The team must have the support of the public throughout the match, even during its weak times. Then, for the second leg, it will be in another context, because Sudan will play at home where they beat the DRC. It’s up to us to make all the arrangements to put on a great match in Sudan. But we must first start winning this Thursday at home in Franceville so as not to have any regrets, ”he said.
Notwithstanding the package of defender Bruno Ecuélé Manga, package for injury, the coach of Gabon wants to be rather reassuring as to the serenity which prevails within the den. “As for the rest, the whole group arrived on Monday. All the team’s executives are there, even if some clubs wanted to release the players after the official date to make them available to the country. The federation naturally relied on the FIFA regulations concerning the release of players to the national team during the playoffs. The fact that we have already retained all of them is good news for the group. Regarding their form, we will judge during the days of training which will precede the match on Thursday, March 23”, he underlined.
Housed in Group I, Gabon is tied for first with Mauritania with four points each ahead of Sudan which has 3 points and the DRC which has not yet recorded a single point after two days. The Panthers of Gabon face their opponent this Thursday, March 27 in Khartoum in a return match.
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