Zimbabwe national rugby team forced to sleep on the streets of Tunisia

Zimbabwe national rugby team forced to sleep on the streets of Tunisia
Published: 03 July 2018 (994 Views)
The Zimbabwe rugby team has reportedly taken to sleeping on the streets of Tunisia allegedly as a result lack of funds.

The Zimbabweans, who lost 45-36 to Kenya in a Rugby World Cup qualifier last weekend, are in the north African country this week where they will be looking to get their qualifying campaign back on track.

However, their preparation for the match has been hampered, allegedly as a result of appalling accommodation and a lack of funds.

Images have surfaced on social media (see below) of the team, coached by former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers, lying and sleeping on the streets.

Other reports indicated that they were held up at the airport for hours when authorities took their passports after they were unable to pay a visa fee.

One of the Zimbabwe players, flank Takudzwa Mandiwanza, told Zimbabwean radio station Capitalk FM that the tour has been a “shambles”.

“We have not been paid our daily allowances for our duration in Kenya, including our match fees that we did not receive. Now we’re in Tunisia, we were detained at the airport for close to six hours, with no allowances given to us.”

He added that De Villiers had bought the players sandwiches and drinks out of his own pocket.

“We’d be hungry right now. The situation is very frustrating and disheartening."

- News24

 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

Lupane hospital turns to crowd-funding

by Staff reporter | 22 September 2018 | 95 Views

Cheating exposes affair with minor

by Staff reporter | 22 September 2018 | 176 Views

Married women are jealous of Bev

by Staff reporter | 22 September 2018 | 138 Views

One more arrested over Aug 1 violence

by Staff reporter | 22 September 2018 | 135 Views

Mnangagwa and Chamisa MPs fume over deferred vehicles

by Staff reporter | 22 September 2018 | 173 Views

Mugabe's party has not disbanded

by Staff reporter | 22 September 2018 | 84 Views

Kombi accident death toll rises to 6

by Staff reporter | 22 September 2018 | 78 Views

Mthuli Ncube hints on currency reforms

by Staff reporter | 22 September 2018 | 99 Views

Church slams Zimbabwe gay teacher

by Staff reporter | 22 September 2018 | 81 Views

Dembare reach second round as FC Platinum, Ngezi bow out

by Staff reporter | 22 September 2018 | 96 Views

Man loses 'Toyota Raum' to robbers

by Simbarashe Sithole | 21 September 2018 | 263 Views

International media stampede to interview Mnangagwa

by Staff Reporter | 21 September 2018 | 354 Views

Brutalising vendors must stop

by Jacob Mafume, MDC National Spokesperson | 21 September 2018 | 246 Views

I doubt if Dabengwa really endorsed Mnangagwa - Mthwakazi activist

by Stephen Jakes | 21 September 2018 | 228 Views

Marc Cayeux gives everyone hope after top ten finish in Cape Town

by Agencies | 21 September 2018 | 146 Views

President Mnangagwa debuts at UNGA

by Bevan Musoko | 21 September 2018 | 219 Views

BREAKING: Harare - Johannesburg Intercape bus in accident, 10 people dead

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2018 | 388 Views

Stop unnecessary traveling to cholera affected areas - MIHR

by Stephen Jakes | 21 September 2018 | 156 Views

We need Mthwakazi restoration soon

by Stephen Jakes | 21 September 2018 | 150 Views

Rural development agenda should be on the priority list

by Stephen Jakes | 21 September 2018 | 148 Views

IMF offers to help Zimbabwe clear arrears

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2018 | 278 Views

Mugabe's party rejoins Mnangagwa's Zanu-PF

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2018 | 277 Views

Streak seeks ZC liquidation

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2018 | 185 Views

'Chamisa must not waste time fighting Mnangagwa'

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2018 | 293 Views

Chipanga appeal thrown out

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2018 | 200 Views

New minister cracks the whip

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2018 | 207 Views

Deal decisively with Parly delinquents

by Zvamaida Murwira | 21 September 2018 | 202 Views

Mthuli Ncube faces tough choices

by Lovemore Chikova | 21 September 2018 | 220 Views

Currency reform answer to Zimbabwe's economic woes

by Bongani Ngwenya | 21 September 2018 | 204 Views

Dabengwa ditches Chamisa, endorses Mnangagwa?

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2018 | 183 Views

Sibusiso Moyo alive & well

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2018 | 177 Views

'Mugabe University not a priority'

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2018 | 163 Views

Chamisa battles open rebellion

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2018 | 193 Views

Prophet up for pregnant woman rape

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2018 | 110 Views

Bulawayo pins hopes on devolution

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2018 | 113 Views

Nust shut down

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2018 | 175 Views

Zimbabweans want US or Zim dollar only, not SA Rand

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2018 | 169 Views

Chamisa's MDC Alliance starts merging into single party

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2018 | 116 Views