The Gabonese football team
The Gabonese football team is the selection of Gabonese football players representing the country in international competitions under the aegis of the Gabonese Football Federation.
|Membre du staff||Positionner||équipe|
|1. Didier Ovono||Gardien de but de football||Ostende|
|16. Mfa Mezui||Gardien de but de football||Sin equipo|
|23. Stéphane Bitseki||Gardien de but de football||FC Mounana|
|8. Lloyd Palun||Défendre||Red Star|
|17. André Biyogho Poko||Défendre||Karabukspor|
|2. Aaron Appindangoye||Défendre||Stade Lavallois|
|3. Franck Perrin Obambou||Défendre||Stade Mandji|
|5. Bruno Ecuélé Manga||Défendre||Cardiff City|
|21. Yoann Wachter||Défendre||CS Sedan|
|6. Johann Serge Obiang||Défendre||Troyes|
|19. Benjamin Zé Ondo||Défendre||Mosta FC|
|10. Mario René Junior Lemina||Milieu de terrain||Juventus|
|18. Junior Serge Martinsson Ngouali||Milieu de terrain||IF Brommapojkarna|
|11. Levy Clément Madinda||Milieu de terrain||Nástic|
|12. Guélor Kanga Kaku||Milieu de terrain||Estrella Roja|
|4. Merlin Tandjigora||Milieu de terrain||Meixian Hakka FC|
|22. Didier Ibrahim Ndong||Milieu de terrain||Sunderland|
|13. Samson Mbingui||Milieu de terrain||Raja Casablanca|
|9. Aubameyang||Avant||Borussia Dortmund|
|7. Malick Evouna||Avant||Tianjin Teda FC|
|20. Denis Athanase Bouanga||Avant||Tours|
|14. Serge Kevyn Aboue Angoue||Avant||Uniao Leiria|
|15. Cedric Ondo Biyoghe||Avant||Mounana|
Its players were nicknamed “Azingo” until 2000 when they became “The Panthers”.
The national team played the first match in its history against Upper Volta, a match it lost by five goals
GABON NATIONAL TEAM
In 1897, Owandault Berre introduced football to Gabon. The first organised match in Gabon took place on 27 November 1927 in the Glass district. When Berre died on 4 August 1928 at the age of 31, Father Lefèvre took over to propagate football in Gabon. Success came and Gabon soon had good players.
Augustion Chango was even called up to the AÉF team in Brazzaville. Back in Gabon, he became involved in the organisation of football and created the Gabonese Football League and Federation in 1962. Many of the leaders of the Estuaire Football League were among the founding members of the Gabonese Football Federation: Albert Nkoghe Bekale, Georges Gnambault, Anguilé, Joseph Makosso, Paul Mamadou Ndiaye Emane, Jules Owanlele, Richard Ambouroue, Auguste Walker, Adrien Adjaeno… Among the first players from 1962: Martin Ossey, Aristide Posso, Lamine Diop, among others.
The first edition of the national football championship took place in 1968 and since then football has not stopped developing in Gabon. However, it was not until 1985 that the national team “Azingo” won its first international trophy in the UDEAC Cup, beating Congo 3-0 in the final in Masuku. Three years later, Gabon triumphed again against Cameroon in Yaoundé (2-1). The first participation in The African Cup of Nations was held in 1994. In 1996, Gabon was again present and reached the quarter-finals, which they lost on penalties to Tunisia. Not qualified for the 1998 CAN,
The National Azingo, renamed in 2000 the Panthers, will travel to Ghana and Nigeria. Except in 1996 and 2012, Gabon has always been eliminated in the first round.
During the CAN 2012, the Gabonese, under the impulse of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, finished first in their group with three wins in as many games. They met the Malian team in the quarter-finals and opened the score through Eric Mouloungui (OGC Nice). Unfortunately for the Gabonese, the Malians, through Cheick Diabaté (Girondins de Bordeaux), equalized 5 minutes from time.
end of the match. A penalty shoot-out followed, with the hosts losing 5-4, much to the dismay of Aubameyang, who was the only one not to score from the spot, thus eliminating his team from the CAN despite a more than successful campaign so far.
In 1897, Owandault Berre introduced football to Gabon. The first match organised
The Gabonese Football Championship
The Gabonese Football Championship is a football competition created in 1968 which represents the top of the football hierarchy in Gabon. It takes place annually in the form of a championship between fourteen professional clubs.
FC 105 is the most successful club with ten Gabonese league titles, while AS Sogara is the club that has won the most consecutive titles (four between 1991 and 1994). AS Mangasport are two-time champions after winning the 2014-2015 edition.
The first division consists of 14 teams, the second division varies in size from year to year. At the end of the championship, the two worst teams in the first division are relegated to the second division, replaced by the two best teams in the second division.
Gabonese women’s football
The Gabonese women’s football team is the national team that represents Gabon in regional, continental and international women’s football competitions.
It is made up of a selection of the best Gabonese players under the aegis of the Gabonese Football Federation.