Aubameyang penalty gives Gabon World Cup joy


JOHANNESBURG: Bundesliga star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang converted his penalty shootout kick on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) as Gabon became the first team to reach the third round of African 2018 World Cup qualifying. Gabon beat Mozambique 4-3 on penalties following extra time in Libreville after Gabon won 1-0 to level the second-round tie at 1-1 on aggregate. Aubameyang, who has scored 22 goals from 20 appearances for Borussia Dortmund in all competitions this season, missed the 1-0 away loss to Mozambique three days ago due to injury.


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