By Dennis Mabuka
The Kenya FA has reacted to accusations of mistreatment from the Kenyan contingent in Lagos by sending a protest note to Nigerian Football Association (NFA) ahead of Saturday's World Cup qualifying match against the African champions.
A statement signed by Kenya FA Secretary General Michael Esakwa is now demanding that the team is airlifted immediately to Calabar, the City where the match will be staged, as agreed in an earlier correspondence and committment from the host federation.
"As per your (Nigeria federation) earlier correspondence and commitment that our national team was to be flown to Calabar upon arrival, this has not been done yet."
"The Kenya team is still held up in Lagos and booked in a substandard hotel and without: a training ground. We demand that the team be flown to Calabar by today (March 20), be availed a training ground and be accommodated in a hotel that befits the status and dignity of a national team."
Earlier, the Kenyan head of delegation Hussein Terry, revealed to Goal.com that the team had missed a chartered flight to Calabar from Lagos and forced to make do with substandard accommodation from a 'third star hotel' located within a surburb.
Goal.com has also established that the Harambee Stars has been availed a sandy pitch to train on forcing coach Amrouche Adel to resort to warming up and workouts with the squad.