The Zimbabwean Rugby team had to sleep on the streets of Tunisia as they did not have a place to stay. Not just that, they were also held at the Airport for 6 hours as they could not raise €600 for Visa processing. Now, who takes blame for it. The fans are slamming the Zimbabwean sports authorities over this episode. They say how can flag-bearers be treated in such a pitiful manner.
The Zimbabwean Rugby team had traveled to Tunisia for the Rugby World Cup qualifiers on Saturday. Reports suggest the players faced poor facilities in their hotel after being held for six hours at the airport in order to pay a visa fee.
Here is how the episode faced backlash on social sphere.
Rugby Africa, which is responsible for the fixture, has apologised for the “unfortunate situation”.
But is an apology good enough.
Tunisia are set to lock-horns with Sables in the latest round of Africa Rugby’s Gold Cup competition, the winner of which will automatically qualify for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
Zimbabwe are currently in fourth place and Tunisia are in last place in the six-team competition.