UPDATE-LIONEL MESSI COMMISSIONS GABONESE PRESIDENTS, ALI BONGO STADIUM…

Barcelona football club star Lionel Messi joined Gabonese president Ali Bongo Ondimba on Saturday to lay the first stone at a future Africa Cup of Nations venue.

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Messi and the Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba
Argentine Supestar and Barcelonal legend, Lionel Messi was with Gabonese president, Ali Bongo Ondimba on Saturday to lay the first stone at a future Africa Cup of Nations venue.

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It was the Argentine forward’s first visit to Gabon and he signed autographs on team jerseys worn by his fans, before proceeding with
The capacity of the new stadium is estimated to be 20,000.

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According to France Football, the four-time Ballon D’Or was paid 3.5m Euros by Ali Bongo in exchange for his brief presence on Gabonese soil.

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