Chairman of Enyimba Football Club of Aba, Felix Anyansi has expressed disgust at the treatment of his team by Tunisian side, Etoile du Sahel ahead of the second leg of their CAF Champions League second round tie billed for Wednesday in Sousse.
Enyimba won the first leg courtesy of a hat trick from Mfom Udoh in Port Harcourt.
Anyansi while speaking on a TV show in Lagos on Tuesday described the way his team has been treated since they
arrived in Tunisia as ‘unreasonable’ and ‘bad sportsmanship.’
“The attitude of Etoile du Sahel is quite unreasonable and bad sportsmanship. We couldn’t understand why they did what they did by withdrawing the services that we should naturally get from them.
“It is an obligation that the host nation provides these services like we did for them when they came to Nigeria. We provided everything that was needed for them.
“Unfortunately we were not really received at the airport even though they initially provided buses to take us to our hotel, but surprisingly the time for training came and they withdrew all the buses. We couldn’t understand why. We tried to get through to them and their only excuse was why did we have to stay a distance of 20 minutes from the city? After all of these we had no other choice than to make our own arrangement and by arranging taxis to take us to where we camped,’’ he lamented.
He added that the gimmicks of the host will not deter the team in their quest to qualify for the group stage of the competition.
“These are all tricks of the game. Psychologically they are doing everything to cut us down. We have a team with whole lot of experience. Enyimba have been in this competition for 11 years so we have not seen anything that
surprises us. We are ready for them,” he added.
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