Gabon national under-23 football team

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Gabon Under-23
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Les Panthères
(The Panthers)
Association Gabonese Football Federation
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Claude Albert Mbourounot
First colours
Second colours
First international
Gabon Gabon 0–0 Guinea 
(Libreville, Gabon; 18 June 1967)
Biggest win
Gabon Gabon 3–1 Ivory Coast 
(Tangier, Morocco; 3 December 2011)
Biggest defeat
 Guinea 6–1 Gabon Gabon
(Conakry, Guinea; 9 July 1967)
Summer Olympics
Appearances 1 (First in 2012)
Best result Group Stage: 2012

Gabon national under-23 football team (also known as Gabon Olympic, Gabon U-23) represents Gabon in international football competitions in the Olympic Games and the CAF U-23 Championship. The selection is limited to players under the age of 23 but the Olympics allows for the addition of up to three overage players. The team is controlled by the Gabonese Football Federation. Gabon is making its first appearance in football at the 2012 Olympics in London.[1]


Competitive Record[edit]

CAF U-23 Championship[edit]

CAF U-23 Championship Record
Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
Morocco 2011 Winner 1 5 3 1 1 7 4
Total 1/1 - 5 3 1 1 7 4

Olympic Games[edit]

Host nation / Year Result GP W D* L GS GA
Greece 1896 No football tournament was held
France 1900 Did not enter
United States 1904
United Kingdom 1908
Sweden 1912
Belgium 1920
France 1924
Netherlands 1928
United States 1932 No football tournament was held
Nazi Germany 1936 Did not enter
United Kingdom 1948
Finland 1952
Australia 1956
Italy 1960
Japan 1964
Mexico 1968 Did not qualify
West Germany 1972
Canada 1976 Did not enter
Soviet Union 1980
United States 1984 Did not qualify
South Korea 1988 Did not enter
Spain 1992 Did not qualify
United States 1996
Australia 2000
Greece 2004 Did not enter
China 2008
United Kingdom 2012 Qualified - - - - - -
Total 1/25 0 0 0 0 0 0
*Denotes draws including knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Forthcoming fixtures[edit]

Date Competition Location Home Team Result Away Team Scorers
26 July 2012
2012 Olympics
Newcastle, Great Britain  Gabon
1-1
 Switzerland
Aubameyang Goal 45'
29 July 2012
2012 Olympics
Coventry, Great Britain  Mexico
2-0
 Gabon
1 August 2012
2012 Olympics
London, Great Britain  South Korea
0-0
 Gabon

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for the 2011 CAF U-23 Championship that was held in Morocco.[2]


No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Glwadys Mbimbiangoye (1991-06-15) 15 June 1991 (age 23) Gabon USM Libreville
2 4FW Lionel Yacouya (1990-07-17) 17 July 1990 (age 24) Gabon Pélican
3 2DF Muller Dinda (1995-09-22) 22 September 1995 (age 19) Gabon Cercle Mbéri
4 3MF Franck Engonga (1993-07-26) 26 July 1993 (age 21) Argentina Boca Juniors
5 2DF Rémy Ebanega (1989-11-17) 17 November 1989 (age 25) Gabon Bitam
6 3MF Didier Ndong (1994-06-17) 17 June 1994 (age 20) Gabon Cercle Mbéri
7 4FW Allen Nono (1992-08-15) 15 August 1992 (age 22) Gabon USM Libreville
8 4FW Romuald Ntsitsigui (1991-04-08) 8 April 1991 (age 23) Gabon Mangasport
9 4FW Johan Diderot Lengoualama (1992-09-29) 29 September 1992 (age 22) Algeria ASO Chlef
10 4FW Lévy Madinda (1992-06-11) 11 June 1992 (age 22) Spain Celta Vigo B
11 3MF Alexander N'Doumbou (1992-01-04) 4 January 1992 (age 22) France Orléans
12 2DF Ismael Abogho (1992-01-20) 20 January 1992 (age 22) Gabon Oyem
13 3MF Cédric Boussoughou (1991-07-20) 20 July 1991 (age 23) Gabon Mangasport
14 3MF Landry Jerry Obiang Obiang (1992-06-10) 10 June 1992 (age 22) Gabon Sogéa
15 2DF Henri Junior Ndong (1992-08-23) 23 August 1992 (age 22) Gabon Bitam
16 1GK Willy Mikiela (1990-03-06) 6 March 1990 (age 24) Gabon Pélican
17 3MF André Biyogo Poko (1993-01-01) 1 January 1993 (age 21) France Bordeaux
18 3MF Emmanuel Ndong Mba (1992-05-04) 4 May 1992 (age 22) Gabon Sogéa
19 3MF Samson Mbingui (1992-02-09) 9 February 1992 (age 22) Gabon Mangasport
20 2DF Stevy Nzambe (1991-09-04) 4 September 1991 (age 23) France Marseille
21 1GK Nick Moundounga (1994-02-25) 25 February 1994 (age 20) Gabon Sogéa

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gabon stun Senegal to reach London". Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 6 December 2011. Retrieved 7 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Championnat d’Afrique U23: Les 21 gabonais". Fédération Royale Marocaine de Football (in French). 30 November 2011. Retrieved 7 April 2012.