Zimbabwe Players Threaten Boycott Over Unpaid Allowances

Players of Zimbabwe’s senior men’s national team otherwise known as Zimbabwean Warriors, have threatened to boycott training ahead of their next World cup qualifier over unpaid allowances.

The team is in Rwanda where they are preparing for their second Group C match of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers against Nigeria‘s Super Eagles at Huye Stadium in Butare on Sunday.

Africa Today News, New York reports that  the Warriors held Rwanda to a goalless draw in their opening game on Wednesday,

According to The Herald, the players are disgruntled with the non-payment of their daily allowances by the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) Normalisation Committee which have carried a bloated staff complement to Rwanda.

The players are also demanding something for the draw against Rwanda with reports that the ZIFA NC only wanted to pay US$2000 for a win and nothing for a draw.

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It has emerged that the players never agreed to such an arrangement.

Africa Today Nes, New York however, gathered that members of the ZIFA NC are in a marathon meeting to resolve the matter.

Elsewhere, the Super Eagles of Nigeria on Thursday evening failed to beat Lesotho in a 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier.

The first half ended in a 0-0 draw at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo.

In the second half, Lesotho opened the scoring through Motlomelo Mkhwanazi in the 56th minute.

However, the Super Eagles levelled in the 67th minute, thanks to Semi Ajayi’s header.

The match eventually ended in a 1-1 draw after full-time, as both teams shared a point each.

Nigeria will now face Zimbabwe in their next game on Sunday.

The result have sparked outrage among Nigerians on social media with many calling for the sack of the Super Eagles head coach.

Africa Today News, New York

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