Guinea Bissau have settled their differences before send-off

Guinea Bissau have settled their differences before send-off
Guinea players celebrate their win over Nigeria after the 2016 CHAN Rwanda game between Guinea and Nigeria at Rubavu Stadium, Rubavu on 26 January 2016 ©Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Wednesday Jan 11, 2017. 10:31

Information coming through from Guinea Bissau is that the national team has settled their differences regarding unpaid wages.

The Djurtus are on their way to the 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon as they hope to make their debut in style.

However, their preparations have been marred by protests over unpaid monies, but it is reported they were handed a proper send-off on Tuesday.

Media reports indicate that fans of the team flocked to the streets of the capital city to send off their squad.


"In the early hours of Sunday, the players received everything they had to receive," a government spokesman told the agency.

The West African side is set to open their Group A campaign against hosts, Gabon on Saturday evening in Libreville.

The team has been paid sums between 23 000 and 10 000 Euros in outstanding fees, the Portuguese news agency Lusa reported on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, a charter plane, borrowed from Congo Brazzaville, was due to fly the team on Wednesday to Libreville.

In the group, Bissau will also face Cameroon and the Stallions of Burkina Faso which means their character will be tested in the tournament.

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