Kenya FA President Sam Nyamweya has revealed that they will officially complain to world governing body Fifa over the poor treatment accorded to Harambee Stars ahead of Saturday’s World Cup qualifier against Nigeria.
Nyamweya said they will not let the matter lie and termed it an unfair move by their opponents.
“Football is a friendly sport and a mean of interaction by all those involved. There is no room for unfairness and our brothers in Nigeria should not have resorted to such cheap tactics. We will certainly complain to Fifa,” he told Goal.com.
The team left for Calabar on Thursday after spending a night in a substandard hotel located in Lagos after missing a chartered flight to the Southern City despite being assured one would be availed to them on arrival.
Goal.com reported on Wednesday that the Kenyans were not given any security while in Lagos and had to find a football field to work out. They ended up at the Ajao Estate Primary School in Oshodi.
There the team, under the watchful eyes of Coach Adel Amrouche, did light jogging and stretching exercises on the dusty grounds of the primary school.
Amrouche later told Goal.com that he wasn’t fazed by the poor reception that his team had been given. "This is Africa,” he explained before walking into the team bus.
With the less than hospitable treatment that Stars have been given officials, are already talking about using it to turn the table against their opponents in Saturday’s encounter.
“We will spoil your party,” one official said. “That you’re the African champions makes us more motivated to defeat you.”