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Zimbabwe squad threatens to boycott AFCON opener

Zimbabwe squad threatens to boycott AFCON opener

21/06/2019 at 12:20Updated 21/06/2019 at 14:10

Zimbabwe players have threatened to refuse to play in the Africa Cup of Nations opening match against hosts Egypt on Friday night in Cairo.

The squad refused to train on Thursday ahead of the tournament's opener, with reports suggesting the players demanding their payments ahead of the first match, as well as fees still owed from a tournament in May.

The reigning champions are set to start their tournament on Tuesday in a match against Guinea-Bissau, but the players did not appear for their flight on Thursday evening.

Zimbabwe are supposed to take part in the opening match of the Africa Cup of Nations against hosts Egypt on Friday at 21:00 (BST) with all the action live on Eurosport and the Eurosport Player.