Zimbabwe players boycott training ahead of Nations Cup opener over unpaid dues

Ahram Online , Thursday 20 Jun 2019,
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Zimbabwe's players exercise in preparation for the Africa Cup of Nations opening soccer match against Egypt in Cairo. (Photo: REUTERS)

On the eve of Nations Cup debut, Zimbabwe players have refused to train on Thursday until they receive their unpaid wages and bonuses.

Zimbabwe are set to face Egypt in the Nations Cup opening game at Cairo stadium on Friday.

The players boycotted Thursday's training session scheduled at El-Sekka El-Hadid stadium on 19:00 in Cairo with reports claiming that the team's officials are trying to contain the situation and get the team ready for the game.

 Zimbabwe will play in Group A with hosts Egypt, DR Congo and Uganda.

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