PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG was instructed by Presidential Decree to continue his international career.
The Chelsea The forward retired for Gabon last May after capping 72 caps and scoring 30 goals.
But the West African country’s president Ali Bongo Ondimba fears the Panthers’ form has suffered without Aubameyang.
And he called the 33-year-old to his palace in the capital Libreville on Monday to order the forward to come out of national retirement.
Auba, accompanied by his father Aubame Yaya, received a stern message from the 64-year-old leader that he must return to the team.
President Ondimba has previously held talks with Gabon coach Patrice Neveu over the former’s recall arsenal Star.
French-born Aubameyang is Gabon’s all-time top scorer and the country’s only player to be named Africa’s Footballer of the Year.
He announced his national retirement last year amid ongoing arguments over unpaid bonuses to players.
The attacker is now set to return to the Panthers’ squad for the decisive doubles fixture in next month’s Africa Cup of Nations against DR Congo.
Aubameyang has endured a frustrating season at Chelsea since arriving from £10.3million Barcelona last September.
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Former Saint-Etienne and Borussia Dortmund ace have scored just once in 15 Premier League games.
He previously scored 92 goals in 163 Arsenal games and captained the Gunners to the 2020 FA Cup.