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African Nation Refuses To Travel To Afcon Amid Bonus Issues?

With the Africa Cup of Nations set to begin this weekend, one team has reportedly refused to travel to Cameroon due to unpaid bonuses.

Read: African Nation On Stand-By For AFCON

Gabon were scheduled to leave for Cameroon on Wednesday, with their opening game against Comoros set to take place this coming Monday.

However, Gabon All Sport reported that the players gave the country's sports minister a three-day ultimatum, which has since passed, and they did not leave their hotel room on Wednesday.

It has now been claimed that head coach Patrice Neveu’s men will only depart for Yaounde once the payment issue is resolved.

"The players were categorical. They do not fly if the premium payment situation is not resolved," a source told the Gabonese publication.

"They also deplore the fact that one of the officials has indicated that they will take local players for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations if they do not embark.

"This is the status quo. Everyone has been in the lobby of the players' hotel for almost 3 hours, but they are in their rooms. And suddenly, we also go back to our rooms."

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