Following Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s latest falling out with the Gabon FA, another Premier League player appears to be refusing to play for the country: Mario Lemina.
Currently contracted to Southampton, where he is a key player under Mark Hughes, the 25-year-old isn’t a big fan of Daniel Cousin, the latest manager in charge of the country’s national team.
According to Canal+ Afrique journalist Freddhy Koula, the Saints midfielder allegedly told those close to him he ‘doesn’t want to be called up any longer as long as the former RC Lens forward is the manager’.
Picking up his first cap for Gabon back in 2015 despite playing for both France’s U20s and U21s, Lemina has made 15 appearances for the African country, over which he’s scored two goals.
He was recently called up by Daniel Cousin for the double fixture against South Sudan, playing in the first, while staying on the bench for the second.
This latest dispute comes after Aubameyang reportedly refused to travel for the second game, unwilling to fly on the plane sorted out by Gabon’s FA, claiming it wasn’t up to standards.