Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been fined $10,000 (which is over four million Naira) for social media posts that tarnished the âhonour and imageâ of African football.
He made the social media post after his Gabon team spent the night on an airport floor ahead of an African Cup of Nations qualifier last month.
Last month Aubameyang and his teammates were stuck at the airport in the Gambia after arriving for a qualifying game. They were not allowed to leave as officials argued over COVID-19 testing.
The Arsenal striker posted pictures of players sleeping on the airport floor and wrote: âNice job CAF, itâs as if we were back in the 1990s.â
He later added: âThis will not demotivate us but people need to know and CAF need to take responsibility.
âIt is 2020 and we want Africa to grow but this is not how we will get there.â
CAFâs disciplinary committee said the content was offensive and degrading.
African footballâs governing body also fined Gambiaâs FA $100,000, half of which was suspended for 24 months.
âThe Gambian federation did not comply to the loyalty, integrity and sportsmanship values and rules of fair play concerning the reception of the Gabonese delegation,â CAF said in a statement.
Gabon arrived shortly before midnight and were allowed to go to their hotel about five hours later. They lost 2-1 to the Gambia later in the day.