The Indomitable Lions are demanding bonuses that are in dimension to their performance in the quarterfinal against Senegal where they stunned the favourites 5-4 on post match penalties.
Reports from the camp indicate that Hugo Broos’ men are demanding 12 million CFA francs per player as a qualification bonus for the quarterfinals and semifinals respectively.
The government had offered the players 10 million CFA francs per player after the initial plan of less than 4million CFA francs an amount that squad captain Benjamin Moukandjo and his team mates termed as unacceptable.
The players have demanded that the government meet their demands by paying the full amount before they can go back to training to prepare for semi-finals in Franceville on Thursday against Ghana.
The semifinal line-up at the 2017 African Nations Cup finals is complete as Burkina Faso take on Egypt on Wednesday and Ghana tackle Cameroon a day later in what is sure to be two epic ties.
The Indomitable Lions have a 75 percent win ratio in semifinals and have gone on to win four of the six finals they have played in.
Their last semifinal was in 2008 when they edged Ghana 1-0, providing the Black Stars with the opportunity for revenge.
They have in fact only lost one semifinal outright, going down 1-0 to Congo-Brazzaville in 1970, but were also defeated on penalties by Cote d’Ivoire in 1992 following a 0-0 draw.
Aside from Ghana nine years ago, their victories have come against Mali, Tunisia, Morocco, Cote d’Ivoire and Algeria.