Discontent rises in Warriors Camp as unpaid allowances spark threat of training boycott
Tensions have mounted within the Warriors camp as players are reportedly considering boycotting their training session due to unpaid allowances.
The national team is currently in Rwanda, preparing for their upcoming 2026 World Cup qualifiers match against Nigeria at Huye Stadium in Butare on Sunday. The team’s first game against Rwanda ended in a goalless draw at the same venue.
The players’ dissatisfaction stems from the failure of the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) Normalisation Committee to disburse their daily allowances. Adding to their frustration is the presence of a bloated staff contingent accompanying the team to Rwanda. The players are also demanding something for the draw against Rwanda, amidst reports that the ZIFA Normalisation Committee intended to pay only US$2 000 for a win and nothing for a draw.
It has come to light that the players did not agree to such terms in advance. As the situation escalated, members of the ZIFA Normalisation Committee have entered into a lengthy meeting, presumably in an attempt to address the matter and find a resolution.
The unpaid allowances issue has cast a shadow over the team’s preparations and threatens to disrupt their focus ahead of the crucial match against Nigeria. The players’ commitment and morale are at stake, as they seek fair compensation for their efforts and financial support during the tournament.