Libreville - Democratic Republic of Congo players have refused to train ahead of their opening Africa Cup of Nations match against Morocco in a dispute over pay.
Norwich City midfielder Yousuf Mulumbu, the DR Congo captain, said the squad boycotted Friday training in a dispute over match bonuses.
"It has been the same for years and years. We prepare well for our matches and in the end there is always a problem over bonuses," he said on Twitter.
"Having said that, on January 16 we will fiercely defend our flag," in the team's opening match against Morocco.
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Another team appearing in the the tournament which opens Saturday, Zimbabwe, initially refused to fly to host nation Gabon in a dispute over bonuses which has since been resolved.
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