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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang aware of Dortmund somersault celebration risk

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang regularly celebrates his Borussia Dortmund goals with a trademark somersault.

Borussia Dortmund attacker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has told Sport Bild he is aware that his somersault celebrations are "not harmless" after being urged to stop by Gabon's Football Association and medical experts.

Gabon international Aubameyang, 26, has hit 18 goals in 18 Bundesliga games for Dortmund this season, and celebrated several of them with a somersault.

But Sport Bild reports that the forward has now been warned that his trademark celebration could seriously affect his health.

The German...

 By Mark Rodden

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang confused by African award criticism

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was crowned African Footballer of the Year earlier this month.

Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says he has spoken to Andre Ayew but still cannot understand why the Swansea attacker and Manchester City's Yaya Toure reacted badly to him being named African Player of the Year.

Aubameyang, 26, pipped Ayew and Toure to the honour earlier this month after scoring over 40 goals in all competitions for his club and country Gabon in 2015.

The news did not go down well with Toure, 32, who captained the Ivory Coast as they beat Ghana on penalties to...

Auba ignores Yaya Toure criticism after African Footballer of the Year win

Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is "not interested" in criticism from Yaya Toure after being named African Footballer of the Year.

Toure had won the award three years in a row but was beaten by Gabon international Aubameyang to the 2015 honour, and the Manchester City midfielder questioned the award criteria after the ceremony.

"I'm very, very disappointed. It's sad to see Africa react this way, that they don't think African achievements are important," Toure told RFI.

"I think...

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang edges Yaya Toure as African player of year

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Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was named African Footballer of the Year over Manchester City's Yaya Toure on Thursday night.

The result ends a streak of four consecutive awards from the Confederation of African Football for the Ivorian Toure, who had won every year since 2011.

Gabon international Aubameyang, who finished second to Toure a year ago, earned 143 points this time, barely edging runner-up Toure's 136 in CAF's rankings.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang targeting African Footballer of the Year award

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has said his scoring run for Borussia Dortmund is inspired by his desire to be named African Footballer of the Year.

Aubameyang, 26, has made the shortlist for the award for a third year running following his outstanding goal-scoring form for Dortmund.

The Gabon international finished last season as Dortmund's top scorer, but in only 14 Bundesliga games this campaign he has already bettered that tally by one goal.

"I want to become African Footballer of the Year. This year,...