Gabon mourns former international Manon

The football fraternity in Gabon is mourning the death of former international striker Régis Manon.

He died in Libreville on New Year’s Day after an illness at the age of 52.

Manon played at the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia for the Panthers and went on to coach clubs in Gabon at the end of his playing career.

Manon, whose intentional career lasted for over a decade, was part of the squad that helped Gabon qualify for their first ever Cup of Nations finals in 1994.

During his career he played for French club Tours FC and Gabonese side FC 105 before switching to coaching including local teams Mounana FC and Akanda FC.

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