Aaron Boupendza called up for Gabon international friendly


FC Cincinnati forward Aaron Boupendza has been called up to the Gabonese National Team ahead of an international friendly against Guinea at Estádio Algarve in Algarve, Portugal.

The friendly between Les Panthères and Guinea takes place on Tuesday, October 17 at 2 p.m. ET as part of the FIFA October international break. 

The camp and friendly for Gabon comes before the national team begins 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualification next month. Gabon will face Kenya and Burundi in November for the first two of 10 matches in Group F play, where Les Panthères will look to qualify for their first-ever FIFA World Cup when it takes place in the United States, Canada and Mexico in summer 2026.

Boupendza, making his second appearance with his national team since debuting with FC Cincinnati in July, has scored four goals in 26 senior caps for Les Panthères in his career. The 27-year-old striker has scored five goals in 10 regular season appearances for FC Cincinnati this season.

FC Cincinnati pause competition for the FIFA international break and return to TQL Stadium for Fan Appreciation on October 21 to take on Atlanta United FC. Decision Day kickoff is set for 6 p.m., and tickets are still available at FCCincinnati.com/Tickets or by calling (513) 977-5425 (KICK).