Guinea-Bissau’s players have ended their strike after being paid outstanding wages, four days before the start of the Africa Cup of Nations.
It clears the way for the team to make their debut appearance the tournament.
After the news emerged, thousands lined the streets of the capital, Bissau, to watch the squad parade by on Tuesday.
Guinea-Bissau play Group A rivals and hosts Gabon in Saturday’s opener.
They will also face Burkina Faso and Cameroon in the group stage having achieved a fairytale qualification – one of the biggest shocks in Nations Cup history.