AFCON Accommodation issues for Le Roy & Put
No one expected the 2015 Cup of Nations hosted by Equatorial Guinea to run completely smoothly, but already, both Burkina Faso and the Republic of Congo have made complaints about their hotels.
The Republic of Congo’s experienced coach Claude Le Roy has found himself searching for accommodation having found conditions to be unacceptable.
The manager, who is present at his eighth AFCON tournament, had the following complaint to make to the BBC World Service: “There are not enough places for my staff and it’s even difficult to find rooms for the players,” he began.
“The electricity is terrible, everything is exposed. I wanted to wash my hands. There was no water.
“I’m not disappointed. That’s what I was expecting,” he went on, “I don’t want a big five-star hotel. I just want something very clean.
“I told the players to qualify for the last eight, some teams will leave and maybe we will have a very nice hotel!”
Le Roy wasn’t the only one unhappy. Burkina Faso coach Paul Put complained that hotels were finding it “very difficult to receive all the teams in good conditions” according to BBC Africa.