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Outrage as Zimbabwe rugby players sleep in Tunisian streets
By Eric Njiru | Tue 03 Jul, 2018 12:16

Zimbabwe Sables reportedly slept in the streets of Tunis ahead of their 2019 World Cup qualifier against the hosts, Tunisia. 

Photos emerged online on Tuesday morning showing the Sables players and coaches sleeping on the street of Tunis due to bundling on their travel arrangements. 

Zimbabwe's former Minister of Education David Coltart broke the news on his Facebook page on Tuesday morning saying: 

"Our national rugby team the Sables are being treated in the most appalling way in Tunisia. They have been forced to sleep on the streets as the accommodation they were provided with is disgusting." 

Raga House learns that on arrival the Zimbabwe national rugby team spent Seven hours held up at the immigration offices with their passports being taken by the authorities who said they need to pay for visas amounting to 600 euro. 

The Sables could not pay as they didn't have cash with them. 

"Most team members only had 2 hours sleep last night. The ZRU board appear to have done nothing about the situation along with the SRC. Coach De Villiers and the managers are on the street with the players," added the minister.

Rugby Afrique is expected to issue a statement on the matter. Zimbabwe are the first team to visit Tunisia for the 2018 Africa Gold Cup with Morocco set to be other team to play there on August 18. 

Tunisia have already played in Namibia and will be on the road to play Uganda and Kenya on August 4 and 11 respectively. 

Zimbabwe left Kenya after Saturday's match that saw them lose 45-36 to Kenya Simbas. 

Eric Njiru
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