Govt assures on $5,000 AFCON bonus after players’ boycott threat
Published On November 16, 2023 » 667 Views» By Times Reporter » Football, Sports
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By SANDRA MWILA –
GOVERNMENT has assured the Chipolopolo that the Africa Cup of Nation (AFCON) qualification bonus will be paid before Friday as a rumour mill went into overdrive yesterday suggesting that the players are threatening to boycott the opening Group E 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Congo Brazzaville.
Sports Minister Elvis Nkandu said the players would be paid the promised US$5, 000 each before they even kick the ball tomorrow as the Government was making frantic efforts to ensure the dues were paid.

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