Former Gabon International Moise Brou Apanga who collapsed during a training session with his Gabonese club FC 105 Libreville. has been confirmed dead.
The 35-year-old played for the Panthers at the Africa Cup of Nations in 2010 and 2012.
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Gabon captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who paid his tribute said; “We played together, we played against each other but it was always a pleasure to play alongside you,”
The Gabon Football Federation (Fegafoot) announced the news and also paid their own tribute.
“The country has lost a brave son who has always given his best for the Gabonese flag,” Fegafoot wrote.
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“I take this moment to tell you that I’ll be thinking about you every minute of this match – rest in peace big brother,” the 22-year-old wrote just before he took to the field for Sunderland against Middlesbrough.
“Brou Apanga a legend of Gabonese football.” he added.