After spending an unforgettable night in Lagos on Thursday, Stars finally arrive safely in City of Calabar ahead of World Cup qualifier against Nigeria's Super EaglesBy Goal.com Staff
After spending an unforgettable night in Lagos on Thursday, Harambee Stars finally landed safely in Calabar ahead of the World Cup qualifier against Nigeria's Super Eagles on Saturday.
Head of Delegation Hussein Terry confirmed to Goal.com that the team had arrived in Calabar, the City where the match will be staged, despite another two hour delay in Lagos.
Terry further said the team had refused attempts to have the players share a single room in Calabar.
“Our hosts wanted the players to share a single room but we declined. We are glad that some Fifa officials have already arrived in Calabar and they intervened.”
He further revealed that the team was supposed to get a training ground at 4pm on Thursday after having lunch.
Earlier, Kenyan Sports Commissioner Gordon Oluoch confirmed that the government has intervened in the matter through its High Commissioner in Lagos.
Oluoch said following media reports of mistreatment of the team in Lagos, the Sports Ministry had contacted the Kenyan ambassador in Lagos who talked to Nigerian Sports Minister to intervene.
“Our High Commissioner has also sent an official to accompany Stars to Calabar and ensure they are comfortable and have everything they need.”
The match officials have been designated from Botswana with Bondo Joshua the centre referee, Mepudi Meshack Ist Assistant, Momedi Monakwame 2nd Assistant, Kutlano Lesso fourth official and Sey Omar from Gambia, the Match Commissioner.