The Zimbabwe senior men’s national football team, the Warriors, is threatening to boycott their last group ‘A’ encounter against the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) set for this Sunday unless Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) settles their outstanding allowances and bonuses.
The Warriors were locked up in a marathon meeting with Zifa yesterday (Thursday) evening with reports suggesting the two parties reached a deadlock with Zimbabwe now exploring the possibility of withdrawing from the tournament.
Withdrawal will Zimbabwe facing a possible ban which could jeopardise the future of budding footballers.
ZBC sought for a comment from Zifa spokesperson Xolisani Gwesela but efforts were fruitless as he [Gwesela] said he could not comment on the matter.
The Warriors are scheduled to train this evening but the training session is in doubt due to the stand-0ff between players and Zifa.
The Warriors are demanding US$5 500 each in allowances as well as the US$3 000 accrued as a bonus for drawing 1-1 with Uganda.